Clerical error lands wrong Thomas Fleetwood check for $154K
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In a mix up most could only dream about, a Florida man was accidentally wired a check for $154,480 - winnings from The Open Championship that he most certainly didn't play in.

The mistake happened to 58-year-old Thomas Fleetwood, who was accidentally wired the winnings belonging to PGA Tour star Tommy Fleetwood for his 12th-place finish at The Open Championship.

"It just said, 'Wire Transfer,' so I had no clue what in the world it was," Thomas told's Sean Zak.

The error stemmed from Thomas - who now works as a teaching pro and caddie - once being a decent golfer himself, even playing in a tournament in France.

"Back in '89 I played a tournament, I can't remember if it was the European or Challenge tour," Thomas said. "It was the Lyon Open in France, but (the European tour) have my information from trying to get on their senior tour."

Luckily for the current PGA pro, Thomas stopped by his local bank this week and had the accounting error corrected, much to his chagrin.

"I’m poor again," Thomas said.

Clerical error lands wrong Thomas Fleetwood check for $154K
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