Darren Clarke had returned to his home in England
Darren Clarke had to hire a private jet to tee off in time for the third round of the Spanish Open after going home after thinking he had missed the cut.
He attempted to catch a flight from London's Gatwick Airport, only to miss it after being caught in a traffic jam.
A private jet for hire was located at Oxford airport and he was able to take off to Malaga at 0200 BST on Saturday.
Clarke shot a level-par 72 on Saturday after making his 0735 tee time at the Real Golf Club de Seville.
The Northern Irishman had a two-hour drive to Seville after his flight.
Clarke said he had 53 minutes of sleep before having to get up and go to the course so he felt "pretty tired" at times during his round.
Clarke had returned home to England before discovering he had scraped into the last two days of the tournament by one shot.
Clarke had shot a 69 in the second round to lie on level par overall, with the cut likely to be set at one under.