Refreshed Spieth ready to tackle Australian Open

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Jordan Spieth says he feels in the shape of his life ahead of this week's Australian Open in Sydney.

The world number five has taken a six-week rest after helping United States to a convincing Ryder Cup win over Europe in early October.

And Spieth, who won the Australian Open two years ago before finishing as runner-up in 2015, is feeling ready and raring to go.

"I feel very fresh," he said. "I feel as strong and healthy as I've felt ... probably ever to be honest.

"It was really nice taking a few weeks off, just training and only getting back into golf the last couple weeks. Really trying to make it an off-season."

This year's tournament will be played at Royal Sydney Golf Club, close to the harbour, while the previous two editions were held at the Australian Golf Club in the suburb of Rosebery.

"The scores are just going to be dependent on weather, I think - how hard the wind blows," Spieth said.

"If it doesn't blow you can tear this place up and if it does then you can get into some trouble quickly.

"Nothing really changes, other than less drivers most likely. I still plan on being pretty aggressive, I've just got to try and figure out where all these slopes are, so when the pins are in their locations for the tournament you understand which sides to miss it on."