Rory, Elkington Exchange Heated Tweets

Rory McIlroy during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy has never shied from social media debates, whether it be calling Brandel Chamblee a “failed golfer” after the analyst criticized McIlroy early in his career or sticking up for how much time he spends in the gym after Chamblee said the four-time major winner may be lifting too many weights.

This time it was former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington who caught McIlroy’s attention. After missing the cut for the second consecutive year at the U.S. Open, Rory took exception after Elkington tweeted that McIlroy looked “bored” at Erin Hills.

It got more heated from there. Elkington then claimed that McIlroy focused too much on the money he earns rather than the tournaments he has won, something that apparently didn’t set well with Rory.

That was the last of the exchanges, although Elkington has continued to be active on his Twitter account, even telling PGA Tour player John Peterson, who stuck up for McIlroy, that he could give him two strokes per side and still beat him in a match.


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