McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington

Posted June 19, 2017

So, in on-brand, off-the-cuff fashion, Elkington tied Rory's "boredom" to a dollar figure, and McIlroy chirped back.

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.

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He has won two PGA Championships, The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. He is also a two-time victor of the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award.

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.

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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".

Rory McIlroy hit back at suggestions he was "bored" with golf after missing the cut in the US Open for the second year in succession.

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