Aberdeen’s David Law has described the “relief” and “high” of obtaining his European Tour card.
Law was among the four Scottish golfers to secure graduation from the Challenge Tour.
The 27-year-old finished 14th after the season-ending Grand Final tournament at Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The top 15 on tour graduated and he was joined by compatriots Grant Forrest (7th), Liam Johnston (10th) and Bob MacIntyre (12th).
They will tee it up next season alongside household names like Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.
Law, who went into the Grand Final confident he’d secure his card, said: “It’s what you strive towards on the Challenge Tour.
“The last two months dragged on because I’ve been up there since June.
“It’s something in the back of your mind every time your playing – you want the year to just finish.
“It’s a relief as well as such a high.”
There was a late scare with Law – who won the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge event in Aviemore in June – discovering a crack on his driver ahead of his third round.
He wasn’t able to hit his replacement the same, so was stuck with a three-wood for the majority of his final 36 holes.
Law is now back in the north-east, but had time for a quick celebration with his fellow graduates in the Middle East.
He said: “We went for few beers in Dubai, then went to the airport and got on with the travel.
“A few of the boys were travelling in the afternoon so went at it pretty hard.
“The three other Scottish lads were there and it was good to enjoy it with them.
“But I was looking forward to getting home obviously.”
Law is going to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks for his first European Tour event – the UBS Hong Kong Open – so will only take a few days off with family and friends before getting back to working on his game and planning for life at the highest level of golf this side of the Atlantic.
He said: “I need to just continue what I’m doing, that’s the most important thing.
“A lot of guys think they need to change things.
“Ultimately, the reason I’ve got to where I’ve got is my ability and what I do.”
Congratulations flooded in for Law on social media, including from his mentor, 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie, and Eddie Pepperell.
Lawrie, currently recovering from surgery on a foot tendon, wrote: “Ye ha Davy boy.
“Absolutely chuffed to bits for you pal well done.”
While world number 34 Pepperell said: “Davie Law is a really good lad.
“This is great news.”
Richie Ramsay, also from Aberdeen, retained his European Tour card for 2019 in dramatic fashion last week.