Rory McIlroy might not interact with social media these days, but the Holywood star will not be oblivious to calls for him to make major changes after Sunday's Bay Hill blues.
As US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau chiselled out his eighth PGA Tour victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, holding off the evergreen Lee Westwood (48) with a heady cocktail of big-hitting, controlled iron play and clutch putting, the McIlroy added two more balls to the lake at the sixth and limped away from Orlando admitting he needs to do something to change his fading fortunes.
Without a win for 16 months and bereft in the Majors for almost seven years, he fell three spots in 11th in the world yesterday - his worst ranking in three years.
"I don't know what the word is or how to describe it, but just a little dejected," McIlroy said of his game heading to TPC Sawgrass for this week's Players Championship.
"Maybe looking to go in a different direction. I don't know. I need something, I need a spark, I need something and I just don't seem to have it. Some days it's good, some days it's not."
While he will inevitably be asked if he needs a change of caddie or coach when he arrives in the interview room today, he's clearly struggling for answers himself.
As Paul McGinley remarked after McIlroy failed to turn the 54-hole lead into victory in the Abi Dhabi HSBC Championship in January, the 31-year-old struggles to deal with pressure situations and makes mistakes Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus rarely made.
"He feels a lot of expectation, both internally and externally, but doesn't seem to have a strategy to counteract what sits side by side with anyone so talented," McGinley wrote in his column for Sky Sports.
"That, to me, is the root of the issue, as I don't see any part of his game that is particularly weak."
Tellingly, when McIlroy returned to World No.1 in February last year for the first time since 2015, he made sure he celebrated with caddie Harry Diamond.
Whether that journey has come to an end remains to be seen, but there are certainly questions to ponder in the wake of the two tee shots he pumped into the lake at the par-five sixth on Sunday, leading to a tournament wrecking double-bogey seven.
McIlroy will likely be asked about his lifelong relationship with coach Michael Bannon, whom he has seen infrequently since the Covid-19 crisis struck a year ago.
Just five weeks after being crowned PGA Tour Player of the Year for the third time since 2012, he sought out Butch Harmon on a trip to Las Vegas to play the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek last year.
He didn't win in Las Vegas, but he did make an incredible 23 birdies that week and went on to swap videos and texts with the veteran coach over the next few weeks. Since then, however, the magic has been lacking.
The European Tour, meanwhile, returns for the start of a three-week run comprising the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and back to back events in Nairobi, the Magical Kenya Open and the Kenya Savannah Classic.
Paul Dunne will have "Elvis" - Richard Sterne's caddie, Nkosikhona Seme - on the bag alongside Northern Ireland's Jonathan Caldwell and Cormac Sharvin.
Some 12,000 km away, McIlroy may put suspicious minds at rest or confirm that, while he's all shook up, the spark he seeks is internal and not something a caddie or coach can inspire.
To any avid fan of the European Tour's social media output, Rory McIlroy's sparkling start to the 2021 calendar came as absolutely no surprise.