Returning this was the right thing to do ... A golf pro in Florida named Tommy Fleetwood noticed a glitch beyond his wildest Dreams on Wednesday. He received a transfer from the European Tour for $154,480, the amount the other Tommy Fleetwood earned by finishing tied for 12th in the British Open in July.
The older Fleetwood, a golf pro at Streamsong Resort in Florida, confirmed on Wednesday that the Rumours were true:
No joke, a friend received Tommy Fleetwood's Open Championship winnings in...
Florida golf instructor Tommy Fleetwood received $154,480 for a 12th-place finish at The Open Championship, the amount actually earned at Carnoustie by the English golfer by the same name.
Tommy Fleetwood’s British Open prize money of $154,480 was paid into the bank account of an American PGA professional with the same name. The blunder was noticed when a friend of the American Fleetwood — a Florida teaching pro in his 50s — revealed the windfall on Twitter. “Tommy is club pro at the Streamsong...