Rory McIlroy torches snarky golfer with an epic Twitter response

Doug Mendoza
June 18, 2017

Rory McIlory has made an early departure from the US Open for a second year on the bounce after missing the cut at Erin Hills.

His poor performance saw him attract plenty of negative attention, notably from fellow professional Steve Elkington.

Elkington then attempted to dismiss McIlroy as a "money guy" (although we're sure he would have gladly accepted the winnings if his career had been more successful). Why he chose to voice his opinion in that way is anyone's guess, but McIlroy didn't wait long to respond.

McIlroy took a screenshot of his own Wikipedia page that lists all of his achievements that includes three European Golfer of the Year Awards, two PGA Player of the Year Awards and four majors won before adding that his worth is "more like $200 million".

McIlroy gleefully corrected Elk's spelling, pointing out he should have written "knew" - and asked whether they "taught grammar in the 50s". Restored to near-full health for the first time all year, he always produces his best golf when he feels like he has something to prove andhe's clearly looking forward to the challenge.

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A rib injury restricted McIlroy to just six tournaments before the US Open, but he plans to play in next week's Travelers Championship and the Irish Open, Scottish Open and Open Championship in successive weeks in July.

McIlroy picked up birdies at four of the last six holes in round two to complete a seven-shot improvement on his dismal opening 78.

Australian Day would only say: "I hit my driver into the tall, hay grass too often to make good scores".

Among that group were two Englishmen, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood, who were part of a four-way tie at the top with Americans Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka.

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