Spieth confident ahead of final round in Sydney

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Former world number one Jordan Spieth feels he is primed to add to his 2014 Australian Open title following his third-round performance in Sydney.

Last year's runner-up Spieth is within two shots of Geoff Ogilvy and the lead at the Royal Sydney Golf Club after carding a four-under-par 68 on Saturday.

While Ogilvy rocketed up the leaderboard, two-time major champion Spieth stayed in the hunt thanks to a strong putting display, which yielded six birdies, three of them in a row from the 12th.

And American star Spieth is bullish over his chances heading into Sunday's final round as he looks to repeat the feat of two years ago.

"I feel very confident about where things are, so yeah, off of 2014, that was a round that kind of felt like an easy 63, if that makes any sense," Spieth said.

"It just felt like I went out trying to just take advantage of each hole when I sit on the tee box and it did wonders for me going forward.

"So, I'm very excited about the opportunity tomorrow.

"I felt more comfortable when I was putting today. I still missed a couple of short ones, but certainly felt more comfortable.

"I still struggled a bit on the reads and adjusting to the speed. They were a bit slower than what they kind of looked like - that poa annua really grabs it in the afternoon and it makes it a bit slower.

"So, I'm just going to be more aggressive on the greens tomorrow, now that I feel more comfortable."

Spieth added: "I feel like my best golf is yet to come out and therefore at this present moment I feel very confident about where things are and where they've progressed over the last three days.

"I can draw on 2014 for sure, recognising [that] the moves [today] were made from people that were not in the last few groups.

"So, I'll expect that again tomorrow, people to be firing and on a tight course where you can take a lot of risk-reward [shots] - it's going to pay off for some players.

"Understanding that is going to be key and not having that kind of get into my head and make me feel like I have to do too much."