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

"Not bad for a "bored" 28-year old. more where that came from".

"Without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank".

It might not be the end of this particular spat, however, it is the end of McIlroy in this year's US Open.

McIlroy's attempt to add to his haul of four major championships at Erin Hills ended in the world number two surprisingly failing to make the weekend in Wisconsin.

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".


Steve Elkington then replied: "New you were a money guy Jack (Nicklaus) won 18 and never mentioned his total cash".

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

The US Open was only his seventh appearance of the year, following two lay-offs caused by a rib injury plus a few weeks away from golf to celebrate his wedding to American beauty Erica Stoll. "I'm looking forward to playing some golf over the summer to get some rounds in and improve on what I've shown this week". "And I know if I go out and play the golf I'm capable of, good things should happen". Dustin Johnson and Jason Day also missed the cut.

But former PGA Tour pro Steve Elkington took it a step further in a weird Friday night Twitter rant.

Related:

  • All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

    Defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, who was signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract after the season, could be the D-man exposed. Fleury seems like a no-brainer for the Vegas Golden Knights to select as their expansion choice from Pittsburgh.
    Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

    Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

    Over on CBS' Late Show , Stephen Colbert brought up Miller's treatment of Harris in his monologue about Sessions' testimony. MCCAIN: The witness should be allowed to answer the question. " She was purely out there to shout down [ Sessions ]".
    Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

    Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

    Now, both the teams will lock horns today at The Oval Stadium in Kennington located in the borough of Lambeth, South London. Only opener Tamim Iqbal made any real impression with an impressive 95 that included three sixes and six fours.
  • NZ build on lead over USA in America's Cup

    NZ build on lead over USA in America's Cup

    Racing resumes Saturday and Sunday. "We're under no illusions that we've got a lot of hard work going forward", said Burling". Both races there was some chances but these guys [Emirates Team New Zealand] at the end of the day made fewer mistakes.
    Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

    Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

    The incident happened March 24, according to sheriff's officials, just days before Hodgkinson presumably left IL for Virginia. Clair County Sheriff's Department in Illinois, Hodgkinson had over 20 interactions with law enforcement for minor offenses.

    Israel advances plans for 3000 new West Bank homes

    " What we've approved on June 6 and 7 is the maximum that can be approved ", Russia Today reported. Construction of settlements in the region is considered illegal under worldwide law.
  • Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

    Russia eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

    It helped the Russian team to seize the lead after twice having shots stopped on the line. Asked if his team could have been more aggressive, Hudson's response was emphatic.
    Valdosta's Hall selected by Orioles in MLB Draft

    Valdosta's Hall selected by Orioles in MLB Draft

    On the other side of the coin, if they sign one of those players to a below-slot bonus, they can use the savings on other players. Baumann, a 6-foot-4 junior, made 14 starts this year and had a 3.09 ERA with 97 strikeouts against 35 walks in 87 1/3 innings.
    Marathon Oil Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MRO)

    Marathon Oil Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MRO)

    Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) has a market cap of $11.17 billion and over the last 12 months, MRO has declined by -2.03%. Plante Moran Advisors Limited Liability Corp has 0.18% invested in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) for 16,893 shares.
  • Tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico possible next week

    There is another tropical wave out in the Atlantic that also has a high chance of developing within the next three to five days. The strength of the system & positioning of two strong upper level high pressure areas will likely ultimately decide the path.

    US consumer prices dip 0.1 percent in May

    Turning to retail sales, those fell by 0.3% month-on-month in May, marking their biggest drop since January past year . May's drop was the largest since January 2016 and confounded economists' expectations for a 0.1 percent gain.

    Nadal clinches record 10th French Open title

    One, because I play against him, and he puts this doubt in your head when you play against him because he's playing so well. The Spaniard did not waste any time in wrapping up the second set as he finished Wawrinka off in 45 minutes.

Comments

Latest news

Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead
On Thursday, the Pentagon said it will send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in order to stop Taliban advances. The attack ended midday after almost six hours of clashes, said Najib Danesh, the interior ministry's chief spokesman.

Billy Cosby mistrial: Wife Camille Cosby lashes out at courts, media
Less than 48 hours later, the panel informed the judge that they were still deadlocked on all three counts. Then, prosecutors would get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.

Sphero's New Spider-Man Toy Talks, Offers Interactive Adventures
He said Spider-Man is only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and the user's voice is never stored or shared. Stay tuned to our Marvel's Spider-Man preview straight from the E3 show floor, which should be swinging to the site soon.

GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks
The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list. He spewed left-wing talking points on Facebook, consistently railing against Republicans and the wealthy.

John Avildsen, 81, director who won Oscar for 'Rocky'
He started with a long apprenticeship as assistant director, then moved up to production manager, cinematographer and editor. Stallone took to Instagram to pay tribute to Mr Avildsen , who helped usher the actor to stardom: "R.

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin
After his round was over, he cut a lonely figure on the end of the driving range, trying to work out the kinks and stay positive. One example of that was Fowler hitting 3-wood into the green on the 632-yard 18th hole, with a breeze at his back.

Boxing champion Wilder arrested for marijuana possession
The only time Wilder was forced to win a fight by decision was back on January 17, 2015, when he fought Bermane Stiverne. Wilder has several friends and associates who had access to the Escalade when he was out of town, Patterson said.

Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach
In fact, he played more games (608) and scored more points (558) for that franchise than for any of the other seven that followed. A member of the Buffalo Sabres , USA Hockey and IIHF Halls of Fame, Housley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Clippers nearing agreement with city of Inglewood for new arena
According to LA Times' Brad Turner, the Clippers' passionate owner will be financing the stadium completely with his own coins. The front of the arena is littered with statues honoring great Lakers and Kings players from Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Gets Emotional While Talking About Steve Scalise
A law enforcement source told ABC News that the suspect was injured and transported to George Washington University Hospital. You know, I grew up in the South and I just thought someone had discharged a shotgun, which isn't that unusual in the South.

President Gives Mattis Authority to Set US Troop Strength in Afghanistan
That decision, however, has been stalled by the administration's Afghan review and a push for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to contribute more troops.

Kroger, Fresh Encounters win Marsh stores at auction
None of the Marsh locations in Anderson were sold through the auction process as of Tuesday and the fate remains unknown. Generative Growth II is set to spend $8 million on 15 Marsh locations across IN and Ohio.

Oil edges down as OPEC sees market rebalancing at slower pace
Though they remained lower on the day, US Treasury yields pared declines, with traders citing the hawkish tone of the statement. A rapid rise in US shale oil output will contribute to the increase in non-OPEC supply next year, the IEA said.

North Korea blasts U.S. over 'selfish' climate withdrawal
The United States is now among only three countries globally who have opted to not participate in the accord. Trump announced the United States' departure from the Paris climate change accord June 1 .

Ralph Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor
He has also vowed to fight Trump, but with pledges to work with state Republican lawmakers on issues like a tax overhaul. The difference between a fully-empowered Republican governor and a weakened Democrat would be equally significant.

Other news