Ahead of the final two-ball of leader Mike Lorenzo-Vera (-9) and Rory McIlroy (-8) heading off at 12.50pm, we gather the thoughts of the headline grabbers from Thursday's final round to get you up to speed for Friday's circumnavigation of Earth.
The well-worn cliché warns to be wary of the sick or injured golfer. For Race to Dubai pole-sitter Bernd Wiesberger, it may be more a case of watching out for the footloose and fancy-free Tommy Fleetwood.
Expectations have only grown for Tommy Fleetwood since he began asserting himself as one of the European Tour’s rising stars in 2017, with no one holding the 28-year-old Englishman to a higher standard than the man himself.
All eyes will be on the Earth course for this week’s European Tour decider but there’s another of the golfing elements at Jumeirah Golf Estates that management company Dubai Golf hope will inspire amateurs just as much.
Irish professional Brendan Lawlor was given the honour of marking a month to go until the 11th DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, hitting a ceremonial tee shot off the 1st tee on Earth at Jumeirah Golf Estates to mark the occasion.