Tommy Fleetwood received more than $154,000 in his bank account, not a shocker since it matched the winnings for his British Open purse.
The real Tommy Fleetwood prepares for the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, after his Open Championship prizemoney was paid to the wrong person.
Tommy Fleetwood was paid $154,500 (£120,000) for his tied 12th-place finish at The Open - the only problem being it was sent to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood.
It may have been easy to miss for the more accomplished Fleetwood, whose career earnings are listed at $20.32 million on the European Tour's website. The curious situation was confirmed by Golf Digest, who reached out to the pro Fleetwood's wife and was told there had been a "huge clerical error by the European tour accounts department".
After receiving a message from Greg Thorner, a golf instructor in New England, it appears that Thorner's friend - another golfer that's named Tommy Fleetwood - had actually received the 29-year-old Englishman's payout from his excellent performance at Carnoustie.
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'He got on to his bank immediately and they didn't know what to say.
"I honestly didn't know anything about it".
'I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look.
Thorner said Wells Fargo already debited the money from his account after he made the bank aware of the error.
"It looks pretty genuine and they (the European Tour) are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it". The European Tour had his bank details as he played some Challenger Tour events years back. He was not positive it was the same amount that Tommy won at the Open but we checked and it was.