European Tour pays wrong Tommy Fleetwod £120,000 Open winnings

European Tour pays wrong Tommy Fleetwood £120,000 Open winnings

If you follow golf at all you might recognize the name; British pro Tommy Fleetwood is now ranked 11th in the world and is a trendy pick for this weekend's PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis.

Fleetwood has finished no worse than 17th in this year's three major championships to date, most famously carding a record-equalling final round of 63 in June's US Open to finish just a shot behind the victor, Brooks Koepka.

Thomas is a teaching pro and caddie at Streamsong Resort southeast of Tampa, Tommy is ranked 11th in the world by the Professional Golfers' Association and competing at the PGA Championship this weekend at the Bellerive Country Club in Missouri.

Golf Digest have confirmed that this situation, is, in fact, true and to his huge credit, Fleetwood is laughing the whole thing off.

"So, they had his bank information", Thorner said. 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.

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

The funds had accidentally been sent to another Tom Fleetwood - a Florida golf instructor who had previously played in a few events in Europe. "The money's been repaid now - but at least he can say he won $154,480 at The Open".

"I didn't know at first where the money came from because it just appeared as a wire transfer", said Fleetwood.

The European Tour later called the mistake a "clerical error" and has since apologized to all parties involved. It's a amusing story.

Fleetwood has four European Tour titles to his name, and finished second at the US Open in June.

"I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look".

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