Alex Fitzpatrick reveals he was talked out of joining LIV Series by US Open champion brother Matt
‘It’s about the dream, not the money’: Alex Fitzpatrick admits he’s glad he turned down a huge offer to join the Saudi-backed LIV breakout… after the new US Open champion, brother Matt, talked him out of it!
- Alex Fitzpatrick made two appearances in the Walker Cup, turning pro in June before
- He was offered ‘more money than I could contain’ by Saudi LIV Series
- But the 23-year-old is now happy to be there because of his older brother Matt . finished talking
- He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his sibling, the new US Open champion
Alex Fitzpatrick has revealed that he’s received a huge offer to join the Saudi-backed LIV series, but is now so happy that his older brother Matt has talked him out of it.
The 23-year-old, who made two appearances in the Walker Cup, turned pro earlier this month and was offered ‘more money than I could contain’ after a stellar amateur career. Now he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious sibling, the new US Open champion.
“Matt and my parents helped me make the decision and his incredible win emphasized to me that I made the right decision,” said Alex. ‘It’s about the dream, not about the money, although the money is very nice.
Alex Fitzpatrick (second from left) has revealed that he was persuaded by older brother Matt (second from right) not to accept a huge offer to join the Saudi-backed LIV series.
Now he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious sibling, the US Open champion
“Matt’s win made it clear to me why I practice hard every day. I can’t tell you how much I want to achieve as much as he does, and he’s far from done.’
Alex nearly missed Matt’s win after flying to North Carolina on Saturday. “When I left the track to go home to practice he was four back and when I landed two hours later he was straight ahead of the pack,” Alex explained.
“I thought to myself, ‘I really can’t miss this,’ so I turned and flew right back. It cost me about $160, but I think Matt can pay me back.”
Alex will make his pro debut on Thursday at the Horizon Irish Open on the DP World Tour for a week.
Alex nearly missed Matt’s US Open win after flying to North Carolina on Saturday