Spieth relishes chasing role after 54 holes in Boston

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Jordan Spieth has claimed victory in a number of different ways on the PGA Tour in his career, but he particularly enjoys creeping up on the leaders in the final round of an event.

Spieth carded a third-round 66 on Sunday, and sits just two shots back of co-leaders Justin Thomas and Marc Leishman entering Monday's final round of the Dell Technologies Championship.

"I like it," Spieth told Steve Sands of the Golf Channel. "The expectation is not there, you probably sleep just a little bit easier."

The 24-year-old is considered one of the best at closing out a 54-hole lead, but failed to do so last week for just the second time in his career. Spieth watched Dustin Johnson erase a five-shot lead with 13 holes left, before losing in a playoff at The Northern Trust.

"Last week I held a (five-) shot lead, and you know I felt good. I felt good about things ... felt really, really good about the way I played on Sunday. I just ran into a really strong DJ (Dustin Johnson)."

Spieth's situation after the third round in Boston allows him to incorporate a much different mindset heading into Monday.

"I can go out and start firing at things, I mean ... I can try and make birdies. If it doesn't go well, then it doesn't go well. But I can certainly play aggressive golf on what will be a receptive golf course."

The Texan will tee off in the penultimate group with Paul Casey at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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