The DP World Tour has been forced to apologise after derailing a player's season due to an administrative error.
Stephen Gallacher, a four-time DP World Tour winner and a member of the 2014 European Ryder Cup team, has had a roller-coaster past few months as a result.
The 48-year-old finished 173rd in the Race to Dubai Rankings last season and had seemingly lost his DP World Tour card as a result.
The Scotsman proceeded to go to qualifying school, paying for it, but could not win back his full DP World Tour status.
Instead, he had minimal playing access between the DP World Tour and its fundamental tour, the Challenge Tour.
As a result, Gallacher has only played in four DP World Tour events and just one Challenge Tour event so far this season, primarily on sponsor's exemptions.
However, it appears Gallacher will no longer have any difficulty getting into DP World Tour events from now on, and rightly so.
As it turns out, due to an administrative error by the DP World Tour, Gallacher's status was wrongly taken away, according to The Scotsman.
The result of the error left Gallacher off the career money exemption list, which he should have been on.
Gallacher spoke on the situation:
In addition to reinstating his current status, the DP World Tour has granted Gallacher a special exemption into 2024 to cover the time that Gallacher missed in 2023 so far.
They also gave Gallacher, who turned professional in 1995, their "unreserved apologies" for the costly mishap, per The Scotsman story.
This week, the DP World Tour is in Belgium for the Soudal Open, which Gallacher is playing in.
Sam Horsfield won the tournament last year, but is unable to defend his title since he joined LIV Golf.
The Majesticks GC team member also just underwent surgery and is expected to miss the next few months on the rival circuit.