Cockerill and his wife Chelsea flew from Canada to Mallorca for the event, but when they arrived, his clubs didn't. He tweeted Air Canada to locate his clubs, informing them that his job was on the line.
The 30-year-old has only made two top-10s in 2022 with his last one coming in April at the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain. He was recently disqualified from the Made in HimmerLand too.
He is currently 110th in the DP World Tour rankings with just two more events to come before the DP World Tour Championship, which was won by Collin Morikawa last year.
He was informed that his clubs were 3,775 miles away from Mallorca. The clubs reached Madrid, which was closer, but still 450 miles from Son Muntaner Golf Club.
This was when Chelsea, who is pregnant and expecting the pair's first child in the new year, took matters into her own hands. She took a flight to Madrid, which took an hour and 20 minutes, to pick up her husband's clubs and immediately flew back.
The clubs were with Cockerill on Wednesday evening which gave him time to practice on the range before teeing off at 1 pm the next day with Cormac Sharvin and Benjamin Hebert.
Having finally got underway, Cockerill could finally relax on a trip that he and his wife had been looking forward to ahead of the birth of their baby next year.
"We wanted to do a trip somewhere together so this actually worked out great, coming to Mallorca. It’s an amazing place," he said.
"This might be the last trip she does before the baby comes and hopefully we have a good week on the course and make the most of it and have a few days after as well just to relax."
Cockerill carded rounds of 68 and 70 to make the weekend and he is now underway for his third round.