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Oops, wrong Tommy Fleetwood: European Tour pays $230k to another golfer

10 August, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • 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.

The problem: The European Tour sent the money to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood. "That's when I realised that it must be for the other Tommy Fleetwood and I quickly worked out that it was his Open winnings".

Per The Guardian, the other Tommy Fleetwood - who was born in 1959 - played a few Challenge Tour events and his friend Greg Thorner thinks they must have had his information in the system.

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. "He said, 'No, no no.' He called the bank".

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

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The elder Fleetwood is now reportedly in the process of returning the money to the World No. 11 Fleetwood, but at least he can now probably say he's received more money as a pro than any of his colleagues.

United Kingdom golfer Fleetwood has won a cool $9 million in prize money in the past two years - meaning he may have been forgiven for not noticing the oversight immediately.

Meanwhile, there are two Zach Johnsons playing at the 100th USPGA.

"It was an honest mistake", Fleetwood said, sounding dumbfounded that he had suddenly become a focus of media attention. I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look. He was not positive it was the same amount that Tommy won at the Open but we checked and it was.

The tour have apologised to both Fleetwoods, while the better known one's wife and manager Clare was off to check their bank account.

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