LOOK: Rory McIlroy claps back at major winner who called him 'bored' on Twitter

Rory McIlroy is not in a good mood. How could he be after missing the cut at the 2017 U.S. Open by shooting a 149 over his first two days? But you know what McIlroy does not need? Criticism from his peers, especially those that did not in their career reach the same level of success he has at just age 28.

So when Steve Elkington, a 54-year-old one-time major winner (1995 PGA Championship) out of Australia who never finished better than T21 at the U.S. Open, decided to call out McIlroy on Twitter, he was quick to respond. In fact, it only took him 36 minutes.

That's gotta burn.

McIlroy may not be the model of consistency lately -- he's missed three cuts and finished inside the top 10 three times over his last six majors -- but he's still the No. 2 golfer in the world and far from someone who should be trifled with. The Ulsterman has won $35.5 million on the PGA Tour alone, nearly 41 times what Elkington won over his career.

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