Not even losing his clubs en route to California could dampen the spirits of Seamus Power as the Waterford man basked in the sweet relief of keeping his PGA Tour card.

Power regained his card by the skin of his teeth on Monday, finishing in a tie for 48th at the Web.Com Tour Championship to take the 25th - and final - spot on the play-offs money list.

He immediately flew to the season-opening Safeway Open, and although the loss of his bag is an unwelcome disruption, Power is just happy to be taking part.

"I didn't play my best but I did just enough I guess." he told RTÉ 2fm's Game On.

"It was a stressful round. I was so far down. I really couldn't do much to move my number - I had to rely on other guys which is the worst feeling. You've no control over it. 

"It's huge. The regular season didn't finish the way I wanted it to but I fee like I've got another opportunity, another chance to go out there and play well and maybe do better than I did last year.

"Just to have that opportunity, to play all the courses again and see all these things for a second time, I'm very excited about it. I've much higher hopes for this season."

There wasn't much time to celebrate, but it'd have taken a lot to dampen the 30-year-old's spirits.

"I'd to fly out first thing this morning. Then I landed in California to find out my golf clubs are not in the right city!" he added.

"The schedule is strange, not having a week off, but I would have taken this a few weeks ago.

"At least I'm in the tournament and have a shot. I played the course last year so if I even if I don't have a practice round it's not the end of the world."