Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler exchanged cool tweets on Sunday

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are pretty tremendous rivals. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are pretty tremendous rivals. (Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are a combined six years older than the man they were both trying to beat on Sunday at Valhalla, Phil Mickelson.

Both 25-year-olds should be in contention at majors for the next decade and you know what, that's a tremendous thing for golf.

They are two of the smoothest, most gracious golfers around and their respect for each other is pretty apparent.

And it was on display on Sunday after McIlroy won the PGA Championship for his fourth major.

Here's their Twitter exchange:

Golf isn't dead (or something like that)!

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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