The Race to Dubai has been won by some of the best players to pick up a golf club in the modern era. Rory McIlroy has won it three times, as has Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson has won it twice.
Collin Morikawa currently leads the way in the rankings after picking up victories at The Open Championship and the Workday Championship.
Billy Horschel completes the American domination in second place. He won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in September and also the Dell Technologies Match Play in March.
Jon Rahm, the winner of the US Open and six PGA Tour titles, has withdrawn from the event in the Middle East this week, so Paul Casey in seventh place in the standings has had his chances boosted.
Tyrrell Hatton is currently ranked fourth in the standings after another solid season. The fiery Englishman came second at the 2016 DP World Tour Championship to Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick won his seventh European Tour title at the Andalucia Masters and he will need to win his third DP World Tour Championship on the Earth course if he is to win the Race to Dubai.
So the current rankings are as follows:
Collin Morikawa - 1st on 3,856.4 points
Billy Horschel - 2nd on 3,620.2 points
Jon Rahm - 3rd on 3,402.5 points
Tyrrell Hatton - 4th on 2,472.1 points
Min Woo Lee - 5th on 2,187.1 points
Matthew Fitzpatrick - 6th on 2,113.2 points
Paul Casey - 7th on 2,053.8 points
Morikawa is one of two players who can guarantee top spot on the points list with a victory. He could finish at the bottom of the leaderboard and still win it, providing Horschel finishes outside of the top nine, and none of the other contenders wins.
Horschel can finish as low as outright eighth on Jumeirah Golf Estates and still win the race, if Morikawa comes last.
If Tyrrell Hatton is to win the Race to Dubai, he needs to win the tournament and Morikawa must come outside the top three and Horschel must come outside the top two.
If Min Woo Lee wants to win the finale, he must win the DP World Tour Championship. Also, Morikawa must finish outside the top seven and Horschel outside the top four.
Fitzpatrick can win the grand prize if he wins the event again and if Morikawa is outside of the top nine and Horschel is worse than fifth.
Finally, Casey can win the Race to Dubai if Morikawa finishes outside the top 12 and Horschel is sixth or worse.