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'I'm worth more like €200m, not bad for a "bored" 28-year-old'

Rory McIlroy hits back at criticism from fellow pro Steve Elkington.

Rory McIlroy.
Rory McIlroy.
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WORLD NUMBER TWO Rory McIlroy has hit back at his critics following his failure to make the cut at the US Open for a second successive year.

Rounds of 78 and 71 at Erin Hills ended the Northern Irishman’s attempt to win a fifth Major prematurely in what has been an injury-interrupted season.

His poor performance saw him attract plenty of negative attention, notably from fellow professional Steve Elkington.

The Australian didn’t hold back on social media, claiming McIlroy is no longer interested in competing and that money is now his only motivation.

“Rory is so bored playing golf … without Tiger the threshold is probably four majors with 100mill in the bank.”

However, still hurting from his early exit, the criticism didn’t sit well with McIlroy, who responded, saying: “More like 200mil… not bad for a ‘bored’ 28 year old…plenty more where that came from”, before listing his various achievements on the golf course.

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

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