With news of Rory McIlroy firing his caddie JP Fitzgerald breaking on Monday, social media went into its, well, usual state of meltdown.
This is how the golf world reacted…
People need to remember that pairs like Phil/Bones & Tiger/Stevie are exception rather than the rule. Most tour pros change every few yrs
— Gary Lee (@barrel2000) July 31, 2017
What’s that you say….Rory McIlroy has split with his caddie…..better dust off the gear for when he calls ?? pic.twitter.com/GYqANDTjFv
— John Bradley (@JBcommentator) July 31, 2017
Dear JP, my upcoming schedule is British Par 3, Denmark, Czech. If you fancy it, let me know. (Have to go via Copenhagen to get to Aalborg)
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) July 31, 2017
Mcilroy looking for new caddy is like when brad pitt becomes single. Everyone holding on to their wives for dear life!Please don’t pick mine
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) July 31, 2017
“You’re Rory McIlroy. What the f**k are you doing?” Wonder if caddie JP Fitzgerald regrets his wake up call at the Open.
— Paul Mahoney (@paulmahoneygolf) July 31, 2017
Rory McIlroy has ‘sacked’ JP Fitzgerald. Always thought McIlroy isn’t as good as people think he is. 4 majors in 9 years, too inconsistent
— Dan Sheldon (@DanSheldonSport) July 31, 2017
JP Fitzgerald might be entering this now? https://t.co/PYhLGOyyN3
— James Gray (@jamestingray) July 31, 2017
And here is how YOU reacted when NCG tweeted the news on Monday morning…
If its true after the years they have had id say it was more respectful than headline suggests .. Stick bones on the bag for rest of season
— Bill Martin (@billmartin41) July 31, 2017
If true Rory obviously didn’t like the little chat jp supposedly had with him during the first round of the open time Rory grew up..
— Derek Campion (@DerekCampion) July 31, 2017
Me thinks Rory has a wee bit of an attitude problem. But, he’s the boss and can pick another bagman. Good luck.
— John Haynes (@jghaynes) July 31, 2017
Should have sacked him years ago #jogonjp
— Will Mackie (@ScratchMakPlus2) July 31, 2017
Bones is available bet he gets him on the bag could be a good partnership look what he done with Phil.
— Marcus McDonnell (@BoxRef) July 31, 2017
Fragile ego, that’ll teach him
— Lawrence Jones (@DrLawrenceJones) July 31, 2017