Rory McIlroy is criticizing Brooks Koepka for the sin of boasting about his major championship prowess, while trying to psyche out his opponents.
“I was watching the golf last night and heard the interview and was just sort of taken aback a little bit by sort of what he said and whether he was trying to play mind games or not,” said McIlroy, sounding like a top-ranked pearl clutcher.
Yet, just three years ago, McIlroy – fresh off a missed cut at the U.S. Open, attacked former PGA Champion Steve Elkington for the misdeed of opining on the Northern Irishman’s career. The Aussie dared to assert that Rory, with no Tiger to compete against, looked bored with golf, and may not win another major. Elkington even qualified his opinion by stating, “Nobody more gifted than Rory.”
Yet for this mild-mannered contention, Rory viciously attacked his major-winning colleague with personal digs at his age and intelligence, even hitting Elk for audaciously low-balling the then 28-year old’s earnings at $100 million (i.e. super wealthy): “More like $200 million… plenty more where that came from,” bragged Rory.
Read it all here. It’s an eye opening look at the real Rory McIlroy.
And remember this the next time you see headlines that attempt hold Rory up as some holier-than-though messenger of virtue. For instance, headlines such as this: Rory McIlroy ‘taken aback’ by Brooks Koepka’s dig at Dustin Johnson.
Spare us the virtue signaling, Rory!