McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington
McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington
Rory Mc Ilroy has a gleam in his eye ahead of the upcoming US Open at Erin Hills
19 June, 2017, 00:45
Rory McIlroy has hit back at criticism of his US Open performance after he was accused of being "bored" of playing golf. McIlroy, while correcting Elkington's spelling, pointed out that Nicklaus didn't earn much money as a player, hence his golf course design business.
Elkington got roasted by the far more accomplished McIlroy.
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.
"More like 200mil...not bad for a "bored" 28 year old...plenty more where that came from", McIlroy wrote.
Elkington responded: "New you were a money guy".
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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", McIlroy replied.
"Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer".
McIlroy has revealed that he intends to play in next week's Travelers Championship and the Irish Open, Scottish Open and Open Championship in successive weeks in July.
"But I'm not going to force it".
This caused Steve Elkington, who won the 1995 PGA Championship, to make the following comment on Twitter.
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