• Rory McIlroy rushes to defence of world No.1 Jordan Spieth
• Spieth, five-over, angry with PGA Tour for wording of tweet
• McIlroy: "He's a double major winning 22-year-old! He'll be fine"
Rory McIlroy has rushed to the defence of rival Jordan Spieth after the American’s opening round at the Valspar Championship.
Defending his title at Innisbrook, the world No.1 was five-over-par on Thursday and reacted angrily on Twitter to the PGA Tour’s tweet which quoted him jokingly saying that he may as well withdraw.
Clicking on the link, the article read that Spieth said it ‘good-naturedly’, but sarcasm doesn’t really come across very well on the social media platform, leaving the 22-year-old to bite back in the tweet below, which has now been deleted.
And it didn’t take long for McIlroy to have his say, quote retweeting journalist Jason Sobel, who had said: “Hilarious scorching hot Twitter takes on Jordan Spieth based on seven holes in Tampa: “He’s no Tiger!” “He’s slumping!” “He’s done!”
No, he's not TW, he's not slumping and he's not done. He's a double major winning 22 year old. He'll be just fine!! https://t.co/z0JHj72SiH
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) March 10, 2016
Since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Spieth’s last three PGA Tour starts have been T21 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a missed cut at the Northern Trust Open and T17 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Follow @BunkeredOnline
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