Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy takes a Twitter break after spat with Steve Elkington

Rory McIlroy takes a Twitter break after spat with Steve Elkington

Rory McIlroy is taking a break from social media after getting embroiled in a Twitter spat with fellow golfer Steve Elkington.

After McIlroy missed the cut by four shots at the U.S. Open last month, Elkington, a former U.S. PGA champion, tweeted that the Northern Irishman was "bored" of playing golf because he had plenty of money in the bank.

Four-time major winner McIlroy sent a tweet in response to Elkington, before posting a screenshot of his Wikipedia entry which lists some of his achievements in the game.

"I sort of regret sending it at the end," McIlroy said Wednesday, "but I actually gave my wife, Erica, my phone and my Twitter and told...

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