Tommy Fleetwood British Open payout: Wrong Fleetwood gets $154K

Tommy Fleetwood’s strong British Open winnings had an unexpected beneficiary. More

Tommy Fleetwood’s strong British Open winnings had an unexpected beneficiary. More

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.

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

"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.'" Thorner told The Guardian.

The much older Fleetwood has also been a pro golfer - he's now attempting to get onto the senior tour. "That's when I realized that it must be for the other Tommy Fleetwood and I quickly worked out that it was his Open winnings", Thorner, a golf coach, added.

The one who should have received the money finished 12th in the British Open.

It was not paid, however, to the Tommy Fleetwood who played in the championship and tied for 12th at Carnoustie.

The European Tour has apologised after a "clerical error" led to a 58-year-old golf professional in Florida called Thomas Fleetwood receiving the payment into his bank account, instead of the Southport-born world number 11.

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The Florida pro told USA Today he played one European Tour event in 1989 but the mix-up was likely cause he recently applied for a European senior event. "At least, he can always say he won $150,000 at the Open", Thorner joked.

"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", Fleetwood said.

'It's a amusing story.

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.

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

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