Elkington was at it again with his Twitter takes on Friday night (although thankfully not on a topic as sensitive as those mentioned in the above excerpt), when he said that Rory McIlroy is "so bored playing golf" without Tiger Woods around, after McIlroy missed the cut U.S. Open cut for the second consecutive year.
"Rory is so bored playing golf ... without Tiger the threshold is probably four majors with 100mill in the bank".More news: France 3-2 England: Match Report & Player Ratings
Despite not having been tagged in the post, McIlroy replied directly with a screenshot of his enviable record, saying "More like 200mill... not bad for a "bored" 28 year old... plenty more where that came from".
To which McIlroy pointed to his list of accomplishments. I know I'm doing the right thing.More news: UK central bank divided over whether to raise interest rates
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. Then, just two months later, he wrote that openly gay football player Michael Sam was "leading the handbag throw" at the NFL draft combine, resulting in widespread condemnation and a two-week PGA Tour suspension. McIlroy was far from the only star to suffer at the U.S. Open, as Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Jon Rahm also failed to reach Saturday play.
The top 18 players on the halfway leaderboard were all looking to make a breakthrough into the big time, with English duo Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood sharing the 36-hole lead alongside Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman on seven under par.More news: Arsenal determined not to sell Alexis Sanchez to rivals Manchester City, Chelsea