Jordan Spieth says he is hitting the ball as well as he has in his professional career and that he’s is only a sharper short-game away from reaching top form.

Speaking to pgatour.com, Spieth said: “I’m striking the ball as well as I’ve struck it this entire year, which is as good as I’ve struck the ball on Tour, is how I feel.

“My wedge play and putting are yet to kick into gear and it just takes a bit of momentum on course.”

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The world-number-six, who has fallen far below his standard this year, believes he is not far from rekindling his winning ways of 2015 that saw a remarkable five wins in including two majors.

“I can do all the practice I want, it’s just seeing some go in on course, whether it’s one round or through a streak of two tournaments, just to feel like it’s all the way back to top notch. So, it’s close,” he added.

Opening rounds of 73 and 75 at THE PLAYERS Championship saw Spieth miss his second cuts in three starts, however the 23-year-old was upbeat about his game at TPC Sawgrass.

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“My game was in great condition last week. I hit the ball phenomenally and putting was great leading in.

“My one bad day of the week was Thursday, [in terms of] striking the ball, and I recognised what it was. I couldn’t fix it in time for the round, and then I fixed that on Friday but then I just didn’t get any of the putts to go,” Spieth said.

His attentions now turn to the AT&T Byron Nelson this week, in his hometown of Dallas, where he wants to complete a career ambition of winning both hometown tournaments – he won the Dean and Deluca Invitational at Fort Worth last year.

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“This one is definitely more home for me being in Dallas versus Fort Worth.

“But winning both [the AT&T Byron Nelson and Dean and Deluca Invitational] is something that is a lifelong goal for me and I have this one yet to accomplish.”

Spieth tees off at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas with Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker at 7:50am CT.

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