Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over $150000 for British Open

Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over $150000 for British Open

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.

Somehow, the transfer of just over $154,000 went into the account of a Tommy Fleetwood that did not participate in the PGA European Tour.

Friend of the Tommy who was accidentally paid, Greg Thorner, told the Press Association, "He played a few European events so the European Tour obviously had some information on him and it must have got mixed up". "It was only for $14 or something but he called it up and looked at his statement, and that's when he shouted 'Holy smoke, I've jut had £154,000 paid into my account!'"

"This was a clerical error which we are resolving and we apologize for the inconvenience caused to both parties", the European Tour said in a statement. "I emailed them back and I said, 'Well, I plan on sending it back, but you've got to excuse me that I'm not going to send it to this thing you're sending me randomly in email".

"Back in '89 I played a tournament, I can't remember if it was the European or Challenge tour", Thomas said.

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"At least, he can always say he won $150,000 at the Open". 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.

Thorner saying, "They have the same name and he was a PGA pro but still, how does this happen?" It's a amusing story.

"I honestly didn't know anything about it", he told The Guardian. I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look.

Looks pretty legit to me.

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