Tommy Fleetwood's winnings from Carnoustie got paid to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood!
Tommy Fleetwood’s Open Winnings Paid To Wrong Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood finished T12th at The Open to earn just shy of $155,000… Or at least he thought he had!
It was revealed today that the payment actually made its way into the wrong bank account.
That’s because another Tommy Fleetwood, who coincidentally used to be a golf pro, received the money into his own bank account.
Greg Thorner from New England, USA tweeted about his friend Tommy Fleetwood who actually received the money.
“No joke, a friend received Tommy Fleetwood’s Open Championship winnings in his bank account last weekend!! They have the same name and he was a PGA pro but still, how does this happen? Didn’t believe him until I saw it…good thing he is an honest guy!”
Golf Digest got in touch with Tommy Fleetwood’s wife Clare who revealed that the story is true.
How odd. Let’s hope he gets his money!
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Fleetwood goes into this week’s USPGA Championship as one of the favourites after a strong couple of seasons on Tour.
The Englishman has finished T6th at the RBC Canadian Open and T14th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational since Carnoustie.
He was also 2nd at the US Open after a Sunday 63 at Shinnecock Hills and currently ranks 11th in the world.
The 27-year-old is due to make his Ryder Cup debut next month at Le Golf National as Europe bid to regain the trophy from the USA after losing at Hazeltine two years ago.
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