The British Open sent a $154,000 payout to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood

Caddy Fleetwood receives Tommy Fleetwood's Open winnings by mistake

It was not paid, however, to the Tommy Fleetwood who played in the championship and tied for 12th at Carnoustie.

It is believed the European Tour, who along with the PGA Tour are in charge of sending out prize money to the players, already had the former pro's bank account details because he had competed in Challenger Events in Europe decades ago.

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. 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.

Tommy Fleetwood of Bowling Green, Florida, unrelated to the professional golfer of the same name, mistakenly received US$154,480.

"I honestly didn't know anything about it", the Fleetwood who had actually competed at The Open told The Guardian. I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look.

"I tried to get on their senior tour, so they have my (bank) information", he said.

Caddy Fleetwood receives Tommy Fleetwood's Open winnings by mistake
Streamsong. Caddy Fleetwood is out there somewhere

'It's a amusing story.

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

Fleetwood playing at the Open.

Imagine checking your bank account and seeing an extra thousand dollars or so mysteriously deposited overnight.

Fleetwood's wife and manager, Clare, admitted they did not know it had been paid into the wrong account until they were told about Thorner's tweet. He was not positive it was the same amount that Tommy won at the Open, but we checked and it was.

"My mother called me to say she's been getting lots of calls from the media".

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