Here's Rory McIlroy's special Augusta-themed golf ball for the Masters

April 06, 2016

Just in case Rory McIlroy forgets his mission at the Masters, all he'll have to do is look at his golf ball.

While most guys on tour have personalization to some degree on their equipment, rarely does it reach a tournament-specific intensity. However, for McIlroy's grand slam quest this week, Nike added an Augusta flavor to its Tour Platinum ball:

In case you're not Robert Langdon, the "5" represents McIlroy's major total if he wins the green jacket this week.

This isn't the first time Rory's ammo has been in the news. Earlier this year, actor Mark Wahlberg used one of McIlroy's golf balls to log a hole-in-one.