After two days of receptive greens and favorable fairways, the USGA decided to crank it up a few notches. Selecting tougher hole locations Saturday when the course continued to dry out, Pinehurst looked like a baked-out British Open for the third round.
It became obvious early when Phil Mickelson couldn't hold the fifth green with a wedge.
Or when Victor Dubuisson's second shot from 162 yards on the first hole rolled off the green.
Here's what happened to Gary Woodland when he was about three yards too aggressive during his third round.