American club professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood paid $154,000 prize money in error

10 August, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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After finishing 12th at the British Open at Carnoustie last month, the European Tour paid Tommy Fleetwood the appropriate $154,500.

Tommy Fleetwood tied for 12th at the Open Championship.

On Wednesday, a screenshot of the American Fleetwood's bank account was posted to Twitter by a friend, the prize money sitting there just above a purchase at Walmart.

"My friend Tommy is club pro at the Streamsong Resort in Central Florida and I was with him there today when he received a notification on his cellphone", Thorner explained, according to the Telegraph.

"My mother called me to say she's been getting lots of calls from the media". He's in his fifties now but played some Challenge Tour events on the European Tour back in the day, and they must still have his details on file.

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.


Speaking at Bellerive ahead of the US PGA Championship, Tommy Fleetwood said: "I honestly didn't know anything about it".

'I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look. It looks pretty genuine and they are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it.

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

'It's a amusing story.

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

Hs is now preparing to play at this week's USPGA Championship at Bellerive in Missouri. 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.

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