A surprised Tommy Fleetwood saw the amusing side after finding out his Open Championship prize money was mistakenly paid into the bank account of someone who shares the same name. "That's when I realized that it must be for the other Tommy Fleetwood and I quickly worked out that it was his Open winnings", Thorner, a golf coach, added.
Fleetwood's payout was reportedly deposited into the Wells Fargo bank account of a man with the same name, according to a screencap tweeted by golf school owner Greg Thorner, apparently a friend of the other Fleetwood.
The REAL Tommy Fleetwood, who missed out on his payday. I think what happened was that he played some Challenge Tour events on the European Tour back in the day and they must still have his details.
"He got on to his bank immediately and they didn't know what to say".
Caddie Fleetwood told Reuters he was trying to get in touch with English world number 11 to put the player's mind at ease that the money would be refunded.
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It took me about an hour to get that sorted out, and I have plenty more stories like that.
He laughed off the incident after being asked about it following a practice round, saying: "I honestly didn't know anything about it".
Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday, said: "It looks pretty genuine".
Hs is now preparing to play at this week's USPGA Championship at Bellerive in Missouri.
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