Elkington seems to be saying McIlroy is content in cashing checks and resting on past accomplishments. Fortunately for McIlroy, this tweet from Elkington contained a glaring grammatical error, leaving another opening for McIlroy.
"More like 200mil...not bad for a "bored" 28 year old...plenty more where that came from", McIlroy wrote.
The tweet was accompanied by a screenshot of his Wikipedia page listing his achievements in the game.More news: Hurricane center says storm 'likely' to develop in Gulf soon
Elkington then replied that he knew McIlroy was a "money guy" and that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles and never spoke about money. "It was 5 mill".
Elkington responded, and didn't make things any better for himself.
The world No 2 was making his first appearance since last month's Players Championship following a rib injury and struggled for consistency at Erin Hills.More news: WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder charged with marijuana possession
That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses... and it's knew... mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's....
He also tweeted that he was "way off" regarding McIlroy's 200 million fortune and agreed when a Twitter user said that McIlroy was "thin skinned".More news: It's the shipping, stupid: why Opec's output cuts are not working