Charles Howell III was understandably emotional after claiming his first victory for 4,292 days in Georgia on Sunday.
Francesco Molinari has surprised himself with his achievements in a magnificent season for the Italian.
Francesco Molinari secured the Race to Dubai title but it was Danny Willett who enjoyed victory at the DP World Tour Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood needed to win the DP World Tour Championship to prevent Francesco Molinari winning the Race to Dubai but fell short.
Charles Howell III is on track for his first PGA Tour win since 2007 after retaining his RSM Classic lead.
Tommy Fleetwood's Race to Dubai chances look remote after he fell out of contention on day three at the DP World Tour Championship.
First-round leader Charles Howell III owns a three-shot advantage at the RSM Classic having matched the best 36-hole score of his career.
Francesco Molinari slipped down the leaderboard on a positive day for Tommy Fleetwood, with Matt Wallace leading in Dubai.
Charles Howell III opened up a two-stroke lead after shooting a 64 at the RSM Classic.
Francesco Molinari only needs to finish fifth to be crowned European number one and he made a promising start in Dubai.
Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood will battle it out to win the Race to Dubai and both players would be content to lose the other.
With just two European Tour events in his plans, Rory McIlroy could be about to forego his membership in 2019.