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

Jul 26 2018 Oakville Ontario CAN PGA caddie Ian Finnis and Tommy Fleetwood on the tenth hole tee box during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club. Mandatory Credit Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Fleetwood was tied for twelfth at The Open after he shot -3 for the tournament, Francesco Molinari was the overall victor on -8, and on the eve of the PGA Championship, it appears that Fleetwood has finally checked his bank account to see if his winnings from The Open were lodged.

What would you do if this money was deposited in your account?

On Wednesday, a screenshot of the American Fleetwood's bank account was posted to Twitter by a friend, the prize money sitting there just above a purchase at Walmart. That Tommy Fleetwood is probably used to having large sums show up randomly in his bank account.

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".

The Tommy Fleetwood who did not earn a winning share of the Open - is apparently a pro golfer in Florida and according to The Guardian was "born in 1959 - has tried to qualify for seniors events in Europe in the recent past".

Caddie Fleetwood told Reuters he was trying to get in touch with the English world number 11 to put the player's mind at ease that the money would be refunded.

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'He got on to his bank immediately and they didn't know what to say.

'I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look. "The European Tour are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it".

Golf's European Tour has apologised to Tommy Fleetwood after paying his Open Championship earnings of NZ$230,000 to the wrong person.

'It's a amusing story.

Here's how Thorner thinks the mistake took place: his friend Tommy Fleetwood played briefly on the European PGA Tour.

It took me about an hour to get that sorted out, and I have plenty more stories like that.

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