- Ball breaks into pieces following a stroke.
- Playing out of turn in match play.
- Playing from outside the teeing ground in match play.
- Ball replaced on putting green while another ball is in motion.
- Player attends a flagstick without authorisation while a putt is being made from the putting green and the ball hits the flagstick, the person holding it, or anything carried by them.
Note to Penalty Statement under Rule 17-2.
- Opponent or fellow-competitor attending a flagstick fails to remove it.
- Ball in motion after a stroke from the putting green deflected or stopped by an outside agency.
Rule 19-1b and Note to Rule 19-1.
- Ball accidentally deflected or stopped by an opponent, their caddie or their equipment.
Rule 19-3 (also see Decision 19-3/1).
- Ball in motion after a stroke from the putting green deflected or stopped by another ball in motion.
- Ball played out of turn in foursomes
- A Local Rule requires that a stroke may or must be replayed.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Englishman, Oliver Wilson, was the extremely popular winner of last week’s Dunhill Championship. Having played in the 2008 Ryder, he lost his European tour card in 2011 and had fallen to a ranking of 792 in the world, relying on a sponsor’s invitation to play in the event. This was his first win on tour, although he had been runner-up nine times. Well done Oliver, it is great to see perseverance paying off.
I am only aware of one Rules incident during the Dunhill Championship that happened during the final round. Another English professional, Chris Wood, was joint leader when he was informed early in his round that had been assessed a penalty of two strokes for moving sand off the fringe during his play of the first hole. All golfers should be aware that sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green, but not elsewhere. Note that it is not just sand, but loose soil as well; so when you are moving a number of loose impediments from bare earth, you should do so by picking them off the ground, because if you use a brushing action to remove them, you are almost certain to move loose soil at the same time, incurring a general penalty.
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