The British Open sent a $154,000 payout to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood

The real Tommy Fleetwood prepares for the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club after his Open Championship

European Tour pays wrong Tommy Fleetwood £120,000 Open winnings

For most of us the moment that our pay drops into our account at the end of the month is a moment of a lot of celebration. It's an old piece of information but it never stops to put a smile on my face.

Instead of paying the world's No 11-ranked golfer for his 12th-equal finish at Carnoustie, US$154,480 (NZ$230,000) was direct-credited to American club pro Tommy Fleetwood, a past player on the European Tour, the Telegraph reported.

An American club pro called Tommy Fleetwood, who must have long idly wondered what it was like being the British version, got a taste last week when he found $154,480 (£119,884) deposited by the European Tour into his Wells Fargo bank account.

He laughed off the incident after being asked about it following a practice round, saying: "I honestly didn't know anything about it". "The European Tour are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it".

Fleetwood has four European Tour titles to his name, and finished second at the US Open in June.

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

Fleetwood playing at the Open. The organisers apologised for the mistake and have made efforts to transfer the money to the correct account.

His wife and manager, Clare Fleetwood, has received an apology from the European Tour and is trying to establish if the funds have been transfered to the proper account.

"I didn't believe him at first, but then I watched him log into his account and I was like "Holy crap". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out whose money it really was".

This being said, he might want to give the relevant PGA offices a ring to check if they've got his proper bank details ahead of the next tournament!

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