Elkington also claimed McIlroy was happy enough with four majors and "100 million in the bank".
It might not be the end of this particular spat, however, it is the end of McIlroy in this year's US Open.
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I think our team has been pretty smart in their approach. "We are playing our best cricket at the best time of the tournament". However, despite this, he should be fit to play. "We've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods".
Other professionals, golf journalists and civilian Twitter users entered the free-for-all, majority siding with McIlroy, but Elkington remained undeterred, responding "New [sic] you were a money guy. Jack [Nicklaus] won 18 and never mentioned his total cash", Elkington responded. "I'm looking forward to playing some golf over the summer to get some rounds in and improve on what I've shown this week".
"The worst thing I can do is go and force it because that's not my game". The Ulsterman has won $35.5 million on the PGA Tour alone, almost 41 times what Elkington won over his career.
For the first time since the world rankings were introduced in 1986, the top three all missed the cut - with Dustin Johnson and Jason Day sharing McIlroy's fate.
UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal
The talks are being closely watched in European capitals as they could delay the expected start of Brexit negotiations next week. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded details of any Conservative-DUP deal, calling it a "nonsense situation".
For the first time since 1974, four players head into the weekend tied atop the leaderboard, with Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman and English duo Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood locked at seven-under 137.
The 28-year-old, who has previously won the US Open, US PGA and Open Championship, needs only to win the Masters to become the sixth player to complete a career grand slam.
FHP sergeant dies after being struck outside patrol vehicle
All I-75 southbound lanes near Mile Marker 246 in Gibsonton were shut down for a couple of hours, but reopened before 7 a.m. Bishop's wife and son and all members of the Florida Highway Patrol in your thoughts and prayers".