Rory McIlroy is on a mission this week, as he will once again try to bring home a Green Jacket when he tees off in the 2022 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. McIlroy has come up short a number of times in Augusta, so perhaps a change in golf ball would do the trick this time around for the Northern Irishman.

Via Sarah Rendell of The Independent:

Speaking to Damon Hack at the Golf Channel, he said: “Friday [at the Valero Texas Open] was a good sort of litmus test for it. I just went back to a golf ball that’s a little more stable in the wind, a little less spin, so just getting to grips with that again was good. I’m excited about that, I think that’s going to be really good for me.”

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McIlroy hasn’t been the most active in the current PGA TOUR season, as he has only made five starts so far. He is also coming off a missed cut – his first of the season – at the 2022 Valero Texas Open last week. His decision to go for a different ball might be partly a result of that poor performance in San Antonio.

The Masters is an extra special event for McIlroy. He is a win in Augusta away from completing a grand slam, having already won the PGA Championship, US Open, and The Open before. His best showing at The Masters was a fourth-place finish back in 2015.