sport news Alex Fitzpatrick hoping to follow in brother Matt's footsteps at the Walker Cup

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() Runs in the family! Alex Fitzpatrick hoping to follow in brother Matt's footsteps as he represents Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup Matt Fitzpatrick will watch brother Alex at the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool He will represent Britain and Ireland as they take on America at the event The younger Fitzpatrick marks a vivid contrast to his successful older sibling 

By Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 6 September 2019 | Updated: 23:02 BST, 6 September 2019

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Matt Fitzpatrick will be among the spectators this weekend when his brother Alex follows in his footsteps and represents Britain and Ireland against America in the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool.

For once the boot will be on the other foot as they become the first set of brothers to have played for GB&I in the pinnacle event in amateur golf since the Second World War. 

The younger Fitzpatrick makes for a vivid contrast to his illustrious sibling, however, who's gone on to win five times on the European Tour and play in a Ryder Cup by the age of 25.

Alex Fitzpatrick will look to follow in the footsteps of his brother Matt at the Walker Cup

Alex Fitzpatrick will look to follow in the footsteps of his brother Matt at the Walker Cup

'He's got way more talent than me but is nowhere near as disciplined,' reckons Matt, of his 20-year-old brother who outdrives him by 25 yards but is not as effective

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