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

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

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

It was not paid, however, to the Tommy Fleetwood who played in the championship and tied for 12th at Carnoustie. It's an old piece of information but it never stops to put a smile on my face.

However, the world number 11 was left waiting for the sum to be deposited to his account after the European Tour, which handles payments for the event, mistakenly sent it to a United States club pro golfer of the same name.

After his 12th place finish at The Open last month, Tommy Fleetwood was transferred the €133,000 or so prize money during the week.

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.

"I honestly didn't know anything about it", Fleetwood told the Guardian.

Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday, said: "It looks pretty genuine".

Open Tommy Fleetwood, meanwhile, wasn't sweating the mistake.

'It's a amusing story.

Imagine waking up to $150,000 being deposited in your bank account and having no idea why you were suddenly a little heavier in the wallet.

His wife and manager, Clare Fleetwood, has received an apology from the European Tour and is trying to establish if the funds have been transfered to the proper account.

It took me about an hour to get that sorted out, and I have plenty more stories like that. "Didn't believe him until I saw it.good thing he is an honest guy!"

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.