Matthew Fitzpatrick is reportedly set to insult the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards due to the lack of golf winners.

Fitzpatrick enjoyed an impressive season on the PGA and DP World Tour, capped off by winning his first major title at this year's US Open.

The Englishman returned to Brookline - the place where he was crowned US amateur champion in 2013.

and saw off American star Will Zalatoris to secure the famous prize in June. His headline win means he's likely to make the SPOT shortlist ahead of this year's awards.

However, according to Fitzpatrick, he is going to turn down an invitation to this year's ceremony because of the lack of recognition for golf.

A golfer has not won the prestigious award since Nick Faldo in 1989 after the former world number one won the first of three Masters titles.

Since then, only two golfers have finished in the top three, with Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy finishing as runners-up in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

The world number one has established himself as arguably the best player in the world over the past decade, winning 23 PGA Tour titles and four majors.