The wrong Tommy Fleetwood got massive British Open check

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The European Tour has apologized to United Kingdom golfer Tommy Fleetwood after committing something of a bogey by paying his $150,000 earnings from the British Open to a US PGA club professional of the same name.

Imagine checking your bank account and seeing an extra thousand dollars or so mysteriously deposited overnight.

Greg Thorner, one of Florida pro Tommy Fleetwood's friends, posted a picture of a Wells Fargo account summary to his Twitter account Wednesday.

"My friend Tommy is club pro at the Streamsong Resort in Central Florida and I was with him there today when he received a notification on his cellphone", Thorner told the Telegraph.


But there appears to have been a small mixup, as the EuroTour sent the money to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood.

"It's just something I don't really look at but I'll get on top of that!"

The European Tour have apologised after Tommy Fleetwood's Open winnings of nearly £120,000 were sent to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood. He's in his fifties now but played some Challenge Tour events on the European Tour back in the day, and they must still have his details on file.

Tommy Fleetwood must have some deep pockets because the English golfer has laughed off the fact that $150,000 was mistakenly deposited into the bank account of another man that's named Tommy Fleetwood.


The REAL Tommy Fleetwood, who missed out on his payday.

Open Tommy Fleetwood, meanwhile, wasn't sweating the mistake.

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.

"I honestly didn't know anything about it", he told The Guardian.


Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday, said: "It looks pretty genuine".

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