Rolex Rules Question of the WeekWeek of April 16, 2018

Question: If a player's ball lies in a water hazard, which object in the hazard may he touch with his club during the backswing for the stroke?

A) A branch of a bush growing in the hazard. (correct)

B) A small insect moving along the ground near his ball.

C) A small mound of sand directly behind his ball.

Explanation: A player is permitted to touch any growing thing in a hazard at any time, including in his backswing for the stroke. 

Rule 13-4