Tommy Fleetwood's £120,000 Open winnings sent to wrong Tommy Fleetwood

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

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

It looks like Robin Hood has finally gone digital.

Fleetwood was tied for twelfth at The Open after he shot -3 for the tournament, Francesco Molinari was the overall victor on -8, and on the eve of the PGA Championship, it appears that Fleetwood has finally checked his bank account to see if his winnings from The Open were lodged.

The money went into the account of Tommy Fleetwood, who is a pro at a Florida golf resort.

Thorner said Wells Fargo already debited the money from his account after he made the bank aware of the error. He was born in 1959, and reportedly has tried to qualify for senior events in Europe.

Caddie Fleetwood told Reuters he was trying to get in touch with the English world number 11 to put the player's mind at ease that the money would be refunded. He's in his fifties now but played some Challenge Tour events on the European Tour back in the day, and they must still have his details on file. 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.

The American Tommy Fleetwood shared a screenshot showing he had been credited $154,480 by the European Tour. At least he can always say he won $154,000 at the Open'.

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

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".

The more famous Tommy Fleetwood told The Telegraph he hadn't even noticed, which probably shouldn't be a surprise since he's earned more than $4 million in 2018 alone.

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