Fitzpatrick Open To LIV Players In Ryder Cup

Next year's Ryder Cup in Rome will look like nothing else with the very strong likelihood being that all the LIV players will nowhere near Italy. For Team Europe the side hasn't taken too much of a battering with most of the exiles being in the over-40 bracket and there will likely be an obvious changing of the guard.

Rory McIlroy has been very vocal about all things LIV and he hasn't pulled any punches when it comes to the Ryder Cup, a competition that the likes of Garcia, Poulter, Westwood and McDowell have lit up in recent times.

"I have said it once I've said it a hundred times, I don't think any of those guys should be on the Ryder Cup team."

But Matt Fitzpatrick has a different view on things. The US Open champ has the strangest of records in the competition, with five losses from five matches, and he would be happy to welcome anyone into the fold to help the cause.

"I just want to win the Ryder Cup, so in my opinion, I want to be part of the team myself but I want the 11 best guys we can get. I'm not really too bothered about where they are going to come from. I just want to make sure that we win and I think that's what's most important. I know other guys might not necessarily agree with that but I know the winning feeling is worth more than any sort of arguments you might have with other players," the Yorkshireman explained.

The 28-year-old, who has been on two losing away teams now, revealed that he had spoken with one LIV player at Wentworth about the possibility of featuring at Marco SImone in 2023.

"There's only one that I had a conversation with last week. I told him I'd happily have him on the team. I'd have no issues. As I said, I want to win, and if that means having whoever on the team, that's all that matters to me. I haven't spoken to the others but I spoke to one and that's kind of, you know, I told him my thoughts and feelings about the matter."

As for the European skipper Luke Donald he was playing the perfect captain's role, giving nothing away and playing everything with a flat bat.

"Nothing's that really changed since I was appointed back in August. We're still a little bit in limbo. We don't know what's going to happen with the lawsuit so I'm trying to not really put too much energy. Once we get a clearer picture, I can give you better answers."