Rory McIlroy is hoping familiarity will bring glory as he once again goes in search of the career Grand Slam at the Masters Tournament.
The Northern Irishman is teeing it up at Augusta National for the ninth time in his career and has finished in the top ten the last three seasons, two of them while aiming to join the most elite club in golf.
The quest to join Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player in winning all four of golf’s biggest events always puts more emphasis on McIlroy when he comes down Magnolia Lane, but he feels a sense of belonging helps him handle that better than ever.
“I’ve made a visit up here for a couple of days,” he said. “I played 99…