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Alex Fitzpatrick hopes to use his brother’s Ryder Cup triumph as inspiration in a bid to make his way onto Team Europe.

The Englishman, who was in Rome to see Matt and his teammates lift the cup, admits competing at Bethpage Black in 2025 is a top priority.

Speaking at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Fitzpatrick told “It makes me very hungry to achieve that.

“I want nothing more than to play in the Ryder Cup and it’s always been a dream of mine, especially to play with my brother.

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“I’ve got my eyes set on New York in two years time, and hopefully I keep playing good golf and we’ll see where that takes me.”

It has been Fitzpatrick’s most fruitful season to date, but the 24-year-old fell just short in a late push to earn one of Luke Donald’s six captain’s picks.

He finished second, tied fourteenth and tied fifth on three consecutive DP World Tour starts, as well as placing tied 17th at the Open Championship.

The Sheffield-born man won his first title on the Challenge Tour in August and has not looked back since.

And Fitzpatrick would like to see the same captaincy team in place if he is to make his Ryder Cup debut in New York.

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When asked if Donald should remain in charge, he said: “Absolutely, I’d like to see that happen, Luke is great.

“He obviously did a phenomenal job in getting the team together and creating such a great atmosphere, but a lot of credit also has to go to Eduardo Molinari behind the scenes.

“All the stats work and picking pairings based off the stats he runs; I think it’s an important factor that some people forget.”

The Italian vice-captain played a starring role at Marco Simone, as Europe extended the United States’ drought on the road.

A 16.5 – 11.5 win means it has now been 30 years since America lifted the cup on European soil.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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