A clerical error has caused a small commotion in the bank account of a golf professional named Tommy Fleetwood, but not the current world star.
A post on Twitter went viral after it claimed that the wrong Tommy Fleetwood was paid £120 000, over R2-million, after the The Open Championship.
No joke, a friend received Tommy Fleetwood’s Open Championship winnings in his bank account last weekend!! They have the same name and he was a PGA pro but still, how does this happen? Didn’t believe him until I saw it…good thing he is an honest guy! pic.twitter.com/bE534xfYDV
— #Break30 Golf Short Game School (@GregThornerGolf) August 8, 2018
The European Tour confirmed to Press Association that indeed a ‘clerical error’ was to blame.
The deserving Fleetwood, who finished T12 at Carnoustie, was none the wiser and took the error with a pinch of salt.
‘I honestly didn’t know anything about it,’ said the four-time European Tour winner.
‘I wouldn’t even know if I’d been paid or not because I don’t really look. It looks pretty genuine and they (the European Tour) are looking into it and I’m sure they’ll feel pretty bad about it. It’s a funny story.
‘It’s just something I don’t really look at but I’ll get on top of that!’
Spare a thought for Thomas Fleetwood, a club professional in Florida, who will be £120 000 ‘poorer’ shortly.