Spieth hopes to roll back years

14 February 2021 18:41:20 GMTPlus10

American Jordan Spieth says he hopes to familiarise himself with the final round nerves after moving into a two-shot lead at the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The world number 69 was in the same position last weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, before eventually falling down the leaderboard to finish in a share of fourth.

I feel good about the progress being made day-to-day with my swing.

Jordan Spieth

After a turbulent few years, Spieth has not been used to leading at this stage of a tournament, but the 27-year-old looks like he is showing signs of his former self.

Spieth moved on to 13-under par after a third-round score of 71 and he is two clear of Nate Lashley, Tom Hoge, Russell Knox, Patrick Cantlay and Daniel Berger.

Paul Casey, Maverick McNealy, Brian Stuard and Jason Day wrap up the top 10 and Spieth admits he has more work to do if he wants to win his first trophy since 2017.

Spieth's last success came when he lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale in The Open Championship, and he says his nerves will play a part once again.

He told Golf Week: "I feel good about the progress being made day-to-day with my swing, and then I've just got to be a little bit more aggressive on the greens. My nerves will be there the same as they were last Sunday, the same they were today.

"It's not going to be the most comfortable feeling to start out, but it never is. You got to kind of get into the round and play into those kind of nerves and that adrenaline."

Spieth was forced to scramble on several occasions in order to save par and he will be hoping for a more relaxed round on Sunday.

He is 501.00 to get his hands on the trophy, while Day is 4001.00 and Casey 4001.00.

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