European Tour: Tommy Fleetwood reveals what he must do as he bids for Race to Dubai glory

Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy Fleetwood is closing in on the Race to Dubai title

Fleetwood leads the way with three events – Turkey, South Africa and Dubai – left to play.

And the 26-year-old from Southport is ready to put the miles in to keep himself in top spot.

Fleetwood will clock up more than 22,000 air miles in the space of four weeks after playing in Shanghai last weekend.

Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose – who won in Shanghai – and Jon Rahm are hot on his tails and Fleetwood will play every event in an effort to finish the year in top spot.

"Can you imagine if I had a week off and then lost by 20 grand? I can't let that happen, really," Fleetwood said ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.

"If I don't win it now, if somebody like Justin or Sergio was to win an event, I can't do anything about that. But if I had left it out of my control a little bit then I'd have been quite unhappy with myself.

"Everybody wants to talk about it because it's massive, it's the Race to Dubai. It's one of the biggest things you can achieve in your career effectively.

Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy Fleetwood is playing in Turkey this week

"But all you can do is what you can do that week. The ultimate goal every week is to win. And I do want to win another tournament before the year is out.

"There is pressure but it's good pressure. A few years ago I had to finish in the top 10 (of the final event) to keep my card – I would much rather be doing this than that.

"If you had said at the start of the year you're going to be doing press conferences at The Open as one of the favourites to win it, and you're going to be in Turkey leading The Race to Dubai and people asking you how you're feeling, I would have said, 'All right, yeah'."

Fleetwood will partner Rose and Stenson in the opening round in Turkey and insists he was pleased to see Rose overturn an eight-shot deficit to Dustin Johnson to win in Shanghai.

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"In terms of wanting to win The Race to Dubai it wasn't the ideal result, but I was genuinely happy for him," added Fleetwood, who was tied 20th at Sheshan International.

"I like him. He's one of the people that's been nice to me, in particular this year when I started playing them events a bit more.

"It just means that he's now a win away from overtaking me or catching me. But I'm a win away from putting it pretty much out of reach.

"It's really important now in the situation that I'm in, every shot is going to count. You never know what that end game is going to be. You don't know what might make the difference."

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