Ryder Cup: Matt Fitzpatrick wants LIV golfers to be considered for selection

US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick believes the best 12 players must be selected for next year's European Ryder Cup team - even if it means picking LIV golfers.

To date, there has been no confirmation as to whether golfers currently plying their trade on the upstart LIV Golf tour will be considered for selection, although European captain Luke Donald has hinted that they won't be considered.

This includes Ryder Cup stalwarts and legends like Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, all of whom joined the Saudi-funded LIV circuit in 2022.

But as far as Fitzpatrick is concerned, all players who make the grade should be eligible for the team.

This is contrast to world number one Rory McIlroy, who has made it clear he doesn't support players who have made the switch.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Fitzpatrick said he "completely agrees" that Europe should select the 12 best players available - even if the Americans have already confirmed LIV players won't be considered on their team.

"It might be some players from other places in the world," Fitzpatrick said.

"I think there definitely are a few personal relationships that have been dented by this.

"I'm not bothered, I just want to win, and I'm sure those boys do too."

Fitzpatrick reckons it makes no sense not to consider a player like Garcia, whose collective haul of 28.5 points makes him Europe's leading scorer in the competition.

The Englishman even joked that he would be happy to room with the Spaniard if other members of the team weren't willing to.

"Sergio would be the one that would stand out for me, particularly," he said.

"I don't know the details of [his relationship with McIlroy].

"I'm happy to share a room with him, if that's going to be the case, I can corner him off for everyone else."

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