Francesco Molinari leads Ryder Cup partner Tommy Fleetwood by just over a million points in the Race to Dubai ahead of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
A top-five finish at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai will guarantee the Open champion the title even if Fleetwood wins the event.
But the Italian insists he is taking nothing for granted as he closes in on capping a brilliant season by being crowned European No 1 for the first time.
“I would never have guessed I would be in this position if you had told me in April or May, but it’s been an incredible summer topped by an unbelievable Ryder Cup,” said Molinari.
“Hopefully I will be able to close it out but it’s not going to be easy and I am not making any assumptions.”
How to watch the DP World Tour Championship
Live coverage of the event comes from Sky Sports Golf in the UK and Ireland.
Existing customers will also be able to stream the golf via the Sky Go app, which can be downloaded across a host of devices.
Fans without a subscription can still tune into the action by purchasing a NOW TV sports pass, which start at £7.99 for 24 hours.
DP World Tour Championship TV schedule
(All times GMT)
Day One: Thursday, November 15 – 7am to 1pm
Day Two: Friday, November 16 – 7am to 1pm
Day Three: Saturday, November 17 – 7am to 1pm
Day Four: Sunday, November 18 – 6.30am to 12.30pm