The Open Champion thinks the autumn conditions will be in his favour.
Shane Lowry believes the later start to his year's Masters can work in his favour.
The Offaly golfer will be partnered by amateur Andy Ogletree and defending champion Tiger Woods for the opening two rounds at Augusta.
The tournament was postponed back in April, and gets underway tomorrow instead.
Lowry says the more autumnal conditions will be to his benefit:
Elsewhere, County Down's Rory McIlroy has been grouped with the world number one Dustin Johnson, and another American, Patrick Cantlay.
Graeme McDowell will play alongside Si Woo Kim and Nate Lashley.
Cork's James Sugrue plays alongside a man who won his first his first green jacket two years before the Mallow amateur was even born - Jose Maria Olazabal and Andrew Putnam.
McIlroy feels his game is coming back to the level it was at during the spring: