DP Tour Championship: Henrik Stenson knows that destiny is in his own hands in Dubai
Last Updated: 16/11/13 8:07pm
Henrik Stenson: Is gunning for victory in Dubai
Henrik Stenson is focused on securing the Race to Dubai by winning the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.
The Swede can emulate countryman Robert Karlsson and become European No 1 even if he doesn't go on to win in Dubai.
But with a one-stroke lead going into the final round Stenson knows that he has destiny in his own hands.
"I am trying to avoid all that," the 37-year-old said. "I know I can win the Race to Dubai even if I don't win here, but why not try my hardest to win this tournament? If I do I know that both trophies are coming home with me.
"It's a great achievement to be the one who wins the most money throughout the year and I would love to emulate Robert. The guys are going to try their best to attack but if anything it makes me try even harder.
"They are the ones that need to overtake me so I am trying to stick to my game plan. It's working so far so I don't see any point changing."
Ian Poulter still believes he can overhaul Stenson to win the tournament from four back, although he would need the Swede to drop out of teh first-two for him to win the race to Dubai.
"I'm right there. I'm hunting," said Poulter. "If I can get off to a decent start tomorrow, it's going to be a fun back nine. If I play like I did today, 62 is realistic."
Watch the final round of the DP World Tour Championship live on Sky Sports 4HD from 7.30am on Sunday morning