Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over US$150000 for Open Championship

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Tommy lad, it's £120k, you should probably notice if that doesn't go into your account!

Greg Thorner, who posted the screenshot of his friend Thomas's bank account, said: "He played a few European events so the European Tour obviously had some information on him and it must have got mixed up".

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

World No. 11 golfer Tommy Fleetwood, who is preparing to tee off at the 100th PGA Championship on Thursday, found the situation quite humorous.


Thorner said: "He called it up [on his phone] and looked at his statement, and that's when he shouted 'Holy smoke, I've just had $154,000 paid into my account'".

Fleetwood finished with a share of 12th place at Carnoustie, and officials confirmed there had been a "clerical error".

The European Tour have apologised after Tommy Fleetwood's Open winnings of nearly £120,000 were sent to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood. I think what happened was that he played some Challenge Tour events on the European Tour back in the day and they must still have his details. "The money's been repaid now - but at least he can say he won $154,480 at The Open".

Speaking at Bellerive ahead of the US PGA Championship, Tommy Fleetwood said: "I honestly didn't know anything about it".


"It looks pretty genuine and they (the European Tour) are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it".

His wife and manager, Clare Fleetwood, has received an apology from the European Tour and is trying to establish if the funds have been transfered to the proper account.

'It's a amusing story. It would take me over five years to earn that, and that's if I was the best at my job, never mind joint 12th- rubbish Tommy.

It's just something I don't really look at but I'll get on top of it'.


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