FANS and presenter Gary Lineker can’t believe US Open golf winner Matt Fitzpatrick missed out on A BBC SPOTY nomination.
Viewers called the Yorkshireman’s omission “ludicrous” and a “disgrace” after he won his first major in June.
Fans blasted it as “absolutely ridiculous” and a “travesty”.
But many were mostly upset Fitzpatrick missed out – rather than being unhappy with other nominees.
And when one viewer asked: “Who would you replace?” the reply came: “No one. I’d have a seven-person shortlist.”
And golf followers seemed especially aggrieved.
One posted: “I don’t know why you’re surprised.
“In 2014 when Rory won 2 majors and the Ryder Cup he still didn’t win it. No shock that Fitzy isn’t even nominated.”
Another said: “Try winning at least two majors next year, Matt Fitzpatrick. One just doesn’t cut it, I’m afraid.”
But one observer argued: “It’s a pretty fair list, imo.
“All six of those listed deserve to be there, but I believe it should be a seven-person shortlist with Fitz included too.”
Fitzpatrick himself tweeted less than 24 hours before the awards: “2022, a year I’ll never forgot.
“A year that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, friends and team. Here’s to more success in 2023!!”
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