Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets British Open payout of $154,000; he does self-report the error

Jul 26, 2018; Oakville, Ontario, CAN; PGA caddie Ian Finnis (left) 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 Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports

Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets British Open payout of $154,000; he does self-report the error

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Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets British Open payout of $154,000; he does self-report the error

Tommy Fleetwood received more than $154,000 in his bank account, not a shocker since it matched the winnings for his British Open purse.

The problem: It went to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood.

The money went into the account of Tommy Fleetwood, who is a pro at a Florida golf resort. Greg Thorner, one of Florida pro Tommy Fleetwood’s friends, posted a picture of a Wells Fargo account summary to his Twitter account Wednesday.

“I told him he should keep it,” Thorner, a golf school owner, told USA TODAY Sports. “He said, ‘No, no no.’ He called the bank.”

Another example of a golfer calling a penalty on himself.

Here’s how Thorner thinks the mistake took place: his friend Tommy Fleetwood played briefly on the European PGA Tour.

“So, they had his bank information,” Thorner said.

Thorner said Wells Fargo already debited the money from his account after he made the bank aware of the error.

The European Tour apologized to Fleetwood, the one playing this week at the PGA Championship at Bellerive, calling it a “clerical error.”

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