Obviously, the Masters champion is second in the Race to Dubai going into the final week of the season, and leader Henrik Stenson will also be a huge factor, but Willett is not going to worry about where the Swede, or his compatriot and third-ranked Alex Noren, finish in the $8 million season-ending championship of the European Tour.
Willett has struggled over the last couple of months – a combination of a tiring and relentless schedule and slight swing changes to protect his suspect back – but weekend rounds in the 60s in last week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge considerably brightened his mood and boosted his confidence.
And an upbeat Willett said he was eager to put an end to a “turbulent” year by claiming his first Race to Dubai title.
“It’s been a very turbulent year,” said Willett. “We’ve had the ultimate of highs and a few real lows the last few months and now here we are.
“We’ve got four rounds of golf left in what’s been a pretty long season and slightly different situation to last year, but we still need to win the golf tournament to win the Race to Dubai.
“We’re 300,000 points behind Henrik. If we can do what we can control this week and we can win a golf tournament, then nobody can take it away from us.