Rory McIlroy's best shot of the week came away from U.S. Open grounds.
After missing the cut by four strokes at Erin Hills, McIlroy was called out by former pro Steve Elkington for being "so bored playing golf…without Tiger…" Elkington, 54, played the latter end of his career against Woods, and is likely well aware of just how much money he brought into the professional game. So, in on-brand, off-the-cuff fashion, Elkington tied Rory's 'boredom' to a dollar figure, and McIlroy chirped back.
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
According to Forbes, McIlroy made $50 million last year, two-thirds of which came from endorsements alone. He is listed at no. 6 on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. Elkington responded that Jack Nicklaus, with his 18 majors, never talked about how much money he had won, and McIlroy responded again.
Nobody more gifted than Rory...— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) June 17, 2017
Hes so bored playing golf on tour..
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