Tommy Fleetwood insists he will be happy if Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari succeeds him as European number one.
Fleetwood is second in the Race to Dubai behind Open champion Molinari, with whom he created history by becoming the first European pair to win all four of their matches together in a Ryder Cup.
The duo will be reunited after their success at Le Golf National in the first two rounds of British Masters at Walton Heath.
Fleetwood said: “I’m a long way behind, but it’s the opposite of last year in that I led all year last year and this year for the final few events I’m kind of chasing it now.
“I might get nowhere near and it’s a stretch as a goal to think about it, but I’d love to play Dubai with a chance. I’d love to get in contention in a couple of events and maybe win one.
“If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. It’s kind of in Fran’s hands a little bit, as well.
“There’s probably people I would prefer to beat, but if it was me and Fran that it came down to either way I’m going to be more than happy, whichever way that would turn on.
“I think we won’t hold it against him. With the year he’s having, I think he might deserve it.”
What TV channel is the British Masters on?
TV coverage of the event in the UK and Ireland will be shown across Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf.
Existing Sky Sports can also stream the action via the Sky Go app which can be downloaded across a host of devices.
However, fans without a subscription can still gain access to Sky Sports channels as live streaming of the British Masters can also be done through NOW TV.
A Sky Sports Day Pass costs £7.99, with a weekly pass priced at £12.99 and no locking into a contract.
British Masters 2018 TV schedule
Thursday 11 October – British Masters – Sky Sports Golf, Main Event 9.30am
Friday 12 October – British Masters Sky Sports Golf, Main Event 9.30am
Saturday 13 October – British Masters Sky Sports Golf 11,30am, Main Event 1.15pm
Sunday 14 October – British Masters Sky Sports Golf, Main Event 10.10am