Open Championship Accidentally Pay The Wrong Tommy Fleetwood

Open Championship Accidentally Pay The Wrong Tommy Fleetwood

Open Championship Accidentally Pay The Wrong Tommy Fleetwood

Instead of paying the world's No 11-ranked golfer for his 12th-equal finish at Carnoustie, US$154,480 (NZ$230,000) was direct-credited to American club pro Tommy Fleetwood, a past player on the European Tour, the Telegraph reported.

"I didn't believe him at first, but then I watched him log into his account and I was like "Holy crap".

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

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In an e-mail to Golf Digest, Englishman Fleetwood's wife Clare confirmed the situation was true and that Fleetwood's managers are in the process of getting their man his money.

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

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

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"Back in '89 I played a tournament, I can't remember if it was the European or Challenge tour", Thomas said. "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". "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, Fleetwood told Press Association Sport: "I honestly didn't know anything about it". It's a amusing story.

The more famous Tommy Fleetwood told The Telegraph he hadn't even noticed, which probably shouldn't be a surprise since he's earned more than $4 million in 2018 alone.

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'I've had a good run of putting myself in contention in a lot of the big events, and it just so far hasn't happened, ' Fleetwood said.

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