Rory destroys Elkington on Twitter for MC trash talk

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Rory McIlroy

Updated: June 17, 10:50 a.m.

Rory McIlroy has never been afraid to stick up for himself from criticism on social media. And he was at it again on Friday after missing the cut at the U.S. Open.

Former PGA Tour player and PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington took to Twitter with a jab at McIlroy, saying he was bored with the game without Tiger Woods in the picture, and claiming his ceiling may be four majors and $100 million in earnings.

McIlroy saw the tweet, and immediately responded, claiming Elkington was just a tad off with his $100 million figure:

Ouch. Not a fair fight when Rory goes scoreboard.

Let's see how Twitter scored this smackdown, including commentary from fellow pro, Emiliano Grillo.

Official score: McIlroy - 1. Elkington - 0