Wrong Tommy Fleetwood gets paid over $150000 for British Open

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However, the world number 11 was left waiting for the sum to be deposited to his account after the European Tour, which handles payments for the event, mistakenly sent it to a U.S. club pro golfer of the same name.

Omega golf ambassadors, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood have opened the 100 PGA Championship with a shot to mark its anniversary.

Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday, said: "It looks pretty genuine".

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His beloved grandfather, Bob Julius, and most of his mother's side of the family was raised in the St. McIlroy said he would take this year, because that would mean he has giving himself chances to win.

Golf Digest have confirmed that this situation, is, in fact, true and to his vast credit, Fleetwood is laughing the whole thing off.

Some of the accounting confusion may be linked to the fact that the elder, less hirsute Fleetwood also was an accomplished golfer in his youth, played in tournaments in Europe and then tried to play on the European Tour's senior circuit, Golf.com reported. "It was only for $14 or something but he called it up and looked at his statement, and that's when he shouted 'Holy smoke, I've jut had £154,000 paid into my account!'"

Friend of the Tommy who was accidentally paid, Greg Thorner, told the Press Association, "He played a few European events so the European Tour obviously had some information on him and it must have got mixed up". You're not the Tommy Fleetwood who won the European Race To Dubai and recorded top 5 finishes in majors in 20178 and 2018.

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Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

The elder Fleetwood asked his bank to redirect the money after receiving an electronic notice.

"I didn't know at first where the money came from because it just appeared as a wire transfer", said Fleetwood.

The European Tour later called the mistake a "clerical error" and apologized to all parties involved. I wouldn't even know if I'd been paid or not because I don't really look. It's a amusing story.

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