Rory McIlroy Crushes Brandel Chamblee Over Weightlifting Criticism

Thursday February 18th, 2016 7:02 pm EST

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When you come at the king, you best not miss. Brandel Chamblee’s finding that out the hard way.

During a conference call previewing the upcoming Florida Swing, Chamblee questioned whether Rory McIlroy’s workout regiment might ultimately doom him to an injury-shortened career a la Tiger Woods. 

McIlroy, traveling to Los Angeles for the Northern Trust Open, caught wind of Chamblee’s comments and responded in kind.

Chamblee’s insinuation definitely touched a nerve with McIlroy (no pun intended, Tiger) because the current World No. 3 couldn’t seem to let the slight go and he kept firing at Chamblee on Twitter. 

Then, on Wednesday, a day removed from his Twitter barrage, McIlroy showed that the whole thing had rolled right off his back.

Just kidding, he slid in one final jab.

Well played, @rorymcilroy. Well played.

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