Play­ing by the book What golf’s rules say

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Golf -

RULE 19-1

If a player’s ball in mo­tion is ac­ci­den­tally de­flected or stopped by any out­side agency there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, ex­cept: a) If a player’s ball in mo­tion af­ter a stroke other than on the putting green comes to rest in or on any mov­ing or an­i­mate out­side agency, the ball must through the green be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as pos­si­ble to the spot di­rectly un­der the place where the ball came to rest in or on the out­side agency but not nearer the hole, and b) If a player’s ball in mo­tion af­ter a stroke on the putting green is de­flected or stopped by, or comes to rest in or on, any mov­ing or an­i­mate out­side agency, ex­cept a worm, in­sect or the like, the stroke is can­celled. The ball must be re­placed and re­played.

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