David Gray's 5-1 defeat to Tian Pengfei in the China Open yesterday means that he has been relegated from the professional circuit.
This is almost unbelievable. Gray is a terrific talent. He won the 2003 Scottish Open, reached the 2004 World Championship quarter-finals and was runner-up in that year's UK Championship.
But from a highest ranking of 10th he has suffered a dramatic decline in form.
I imagine he will carry on playing on the PIOS - what else is he going to do?
I would advise him to apply for the WPBSA discretionary wildcard as he may be in with a shout based on his career achievements.
Some would argue that he shouldn't get it as his lifestyle and lack of dedication have contributed to his downfall.
But I hope Gray can return to form.
It would be a shame to think that a player of such talent is lost to the game.