Rory McIlroy hits back after 'bored' jibe

The Erin Hills course is nothing like the masterpiece the USGA hold it up to

Australian golfer Steve Elkington was on the wrong end of a Twitter spat against Rory McIlroy Friday night.

Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, majority siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy". Fortunately for McIlroy, this tweet from Elkington contained a glaring grammatical error, leaving another opening for McIlroy.

While he believes McIlroy is the world's most gifted golfer but suggested that he's "bored" with the sport, adding that not having Tiger Woods to compete with has had a negative impact on the 28 year-old.

That tweet included a screenshot of McIlroy's achievements on the course. The Northern Irishman then won the Open Championship and US PGA in 2014, meaning he needs only to win the Masters to become the sixth player to complete a career grand slam. He is also a two-time victor of the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award. "Jack [Nicklaus] won 18 and never mentioned his total cash", Elkington responded. "It was 5 mill".


The World No.2 was making his first appearance since the Players Championship - where he picked up a rib injury - but clearly wasn't back to his best after posting a disappointing first round of 78.

McIlroy gleefully corrected Elk's spelling, pointing out he should have written "knew" - and asked whether they "taught grammar in the 50s".

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 has hit back at criticism of his US Open performance after he was accused of being "bored" of playing golf.

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