Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Rory McIlroy torches snarky golfer with an epic Twitter response

Watch Rory Mc Ilroy give his reaction to Sky Sports after he missed the cut at the US Open for the second year running LOOK: Rory McIlroy claps back at major winner who called him 'bored' on Twitter
Nathaniel Diaz | 19 June, 2017, 00:46

Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, a lot of them siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy".

But that was met with a swift response from McIlroy.

"Rory is so bored playing golf ... without Tiger the threshold is probably four majors with 100mill in the bank".

So yeah, McIlroy has made more than Elkington stated and has a lot more achievements than Elkington has made over his career and he's still only 28 years old. He is also a two-time victor of the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award. But these days, the 54-year-old Australian is mainly finding himself in the news for making controversial comments on Twitter.

Elkington tried to respond by claiming Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, but at that point, Elk was on the canvas and the judge had called for the bell, raising Rory's hand as victor.

But Elkington wasn't done, despite being shown the door by the No. 2 ranked golfer in the world. "It was 5 mill".

"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 didn't appreciate fellow golfer Steve Elkington's suggestion that a lack of motivation played a role in McIlroy missing the cut at this week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

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