2019 Rules FAQs

Dropping

Ball Won't Stay in Relief Area When Dropped

Q. My ball won’t stay in the area I need to drop it in – can I place it?

A. You must try two times to drop your ball in the relief area. If you have tried twice by dropping your ball correctly from knee height and into the relief area but it won’t stay in the relief area, you may then place your ball where it first touched the relief area on the second drop (see Rule 14.3c(2)).