Rory McIlroy has claimed that it would mean a lot to him if he could win in Shanghai for the second successive year.
McIlroy said: "It would mean a lot if I could successfully defend here at Lake Malaren, even though this year's event is now on the European Tour, so it would be nice to win for a second time.
"What also would be most pleasing is that I will come into these last few weeks of my year trying to wrap-up the Race to Dubai No. 1 title.
"I've put myself into contention this week and if I'm to finish this one off that would give me a nice lead going into my last three events."
If McIlroy lifts the trophy in Shanghai, it will be his fifth tournament win of the season.