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Rule 1. The Game
Rule 2. Match Play
Rule 3. Stroke Play
Rule 4. Clubs
Rule 5. The Ball
Rule 6. The Player
Rule 7. Practice
Rule 8. Advice; Indicating Line of Play
Rule 10. Order of Play
Rule 11. Teeing Ground
Rule 12. Searching for and Identifying Ball
Rule 13. Ball Played as It Lies
Rule 14. Striking the Ball
Rule 15. Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball
Rule 16. The Putting Green
Rule 17. The Flagstick
Rule 18. Ball at Rest Moved
Rule 19. Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped
Rule 20. Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place
Rule 21. Cleaning Ball
Rule 22. Ball Assisting or Interfering with Play
Rule 23. Loose Impediments
Rule 24. Obstructions
Rule 25. Abnormal Ground Conditions, Embedded Ball and Wrong Putting Green
Rule 26. Water Hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards)
Rule 27. Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
Rule 28. Ball Unplayable
Rule 29. Threesomes and Foursomes
Rule 30. Three-Ball, Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play
Rule 31. Four-Ball Stroke Play
Rule 33. The Committee
Rule 34. Disputes and Decisions
Miscellaneous