Rory McIlroy may have missed the cut for the second consecutive year at the US Open, but he is leaving with his head held high on social media after responding perfectly to Steve Elkington's dig on Twitter.
After witnessing McIlroy miss the cut at Erin Hills, Elkington wrote...
Rory is so bored playiing golf...without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) June 17, 2017
Words that did not sit well with the world number two...
More like 200mil... not bad for a "bored" 28 year old... plenty more where that came from. pic.twitter.com/R2nigEaee7— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) June 17, 2017
Elkington tried to respond by claiming Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, but at that point, Elk was on the canvas and the judge had called for the bell, raising Rory's hand as victor.
New you were a money guy— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) June 17, 2017
Jack won 18 and never mentioned his total cash..
It was 5 mill https://t.co/4vTFyUpY7p
That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses... and it's knew... mustn't have taught grammar in the 50's....— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) June 17, 2017
McIlroy birdied his final hole on Friday for a 1-under 71 and 5-over total, but it was not enough to make the cut mark which fell at 1-over - the lowest ever cut line in US Open history by two shots.
Dustin Johnson (4-over) and Jason Day (10-over) also missed the cut, marking the first time all three of the world's top three players have missed a cut in a major championship since the rankings began in 1986.