Fleetwood has finished no worse than 17th in this year's three major championships to date, most famously carding a record-equalling final round of 63 in June's US Open to finish just a shot behind the victor, Brooks Koepka.
However it seems that the world's 11th best player, according to the rankings, wasn't the Tommy Fleetwood who was paid and instead it was a club professional based in Florida who has played in the European Senior Tour four times.
The Tom Fleetwood who doesn't play on the Tour told his freind Greg Thorner that somehow the wire came in and he took a screenshot to save the memory.
"I didn't believe him at first but then I watched him log into his account".More news: Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'
A spokesperson for the European Tour said: "This was a clerical error which we are resolving and we apologise for the inconvenience caused to both parties".
Tommy Fleetwood must have some deep pockets because the English golfer has laughed off the fact that $150,000 was mistakenly deposited into the bank account of another man that's named Tommy Fleetwood.
"My mother called me to say she's been getting lots of calls from the media".
Your name happens to be Tommy Fleetwood and you make your living in golf.More news: Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 to Occur today
The problem: It went to the wrong Tommy Fleetwood.
"I honestly didn't know anything about it", Fleetwood said.
If you follow golf at all you might recognize the name; British pro Tommy Fleetwood is now ranked 11th in the world and is a trendy pick for this weekend's PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis. The European Tour had his bank details as he played some Challenger Tour events years back. "But I'll get on top of that". It's a amusing story.
"We didn't know about the mix up", Fleetwood's wife, Clare, who is also his agent, told ESPN by email.More news: In Australia were allowed to kill kangaroos