McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit

Former PGA Tour player Steve Elkington learned that the hard way after questioning Rory McIlroy's commitment in the wake of a missed cut at the U.S. Open.

McIlroy won the US Open with a record 16-under-par total in 2011 and claimed his second major title in the US PGA the following year.

He would have expected the criticism to come in from the usual sources but one surprise was a freaky Twitter rant from an Australian professional golfer named Steve Elkington.

The four-time major victor also took time to respond to Australian golfer Steve Elkington, who tweeted: "Rory is so bored playiing golf".

Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, a lot of them siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy".

Of course, Elkington couldn't let it go and tweeted the following.

While he believes McIlroy is the world's most gifted golfer but suggested that he's "bored" with the sport, adding that not having Tiger Woods to compete with has had a negative impact on the 28 year-old.

Following his meagre display at Erin Hills, McIlroy will be hoping to rediscover top form when he takes on the Travelers Championship before heading back to Europe for the build-up to The Open.

Elkington couldn't help but get the last word in, though.

  • Julie Sanders