Justin Rose admitted that while it was great to have a week off, it is back to business for the BMW Masters on Thursday.
The Englishman recorded his eighth win on the European Tour at the UBS Hong Kong Open two weeks ago. He then took a break to be with family and friends, but returns to action for this weeks' BMW Masters in Shanghai.
Rose is on a hot streak, with three top six finishes in his last three events.
"It was great to get my first European Tour win of the year in Hong Kong and I enjoyed taking some time off with the family afterwards, but it's back to business for the BMW Masters," the Johannesburg-born player told europeantour.com.
"I've still got some ground to make up in The Race to Dubai so I'm probably going to have to win one of the next two events to overtake Rory, but I'm feeling good about my game so I'm in with a decent chance.
"I've got a very good record in Dubai and finished fourth in the BMW Masters last year, so together with my win in Hong Kong that gives me a lot of confidence to take into the week. With Rory taking the week off, it gives me a great chance to close the gap on him and make it an exciting end to the season next week in Dubai."
The BMW Masters tees off at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China, on Thursday.
Solheim Cup captain also in contention.
Spain to host top event.
Spaniard keeping dream alive in Madrid.
Golfers deliver the goods.
Looking to get away for some golf?
American claims injury problems are behind him.
Spaniard leads strong home field in Madrid.
European Tour calendar gets rejigged.
Dutchman takes the plaudits.
No better time to check out Mallorca’s golf offering.