Playing from a hazard: Rules of Golf with Annika Sorenstam and Brian Davis

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Annika Sorenstam filmed this little snippet explaining your options after a golf ball lands in a water hazard.

Annika Sorenstam feature sin this nice video on the rules pertaining to playing from water a hazard. Brian Davis got into some trouble while playing from a hazard in a playoff against Jim Furyk in last week’s Verizon Heritage tournament. He knocked a reed on his back swing while making the stroke and immediately called the rules official for a ruling.

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Rule 13-2 states that a player may move, bend or break anything growing or fixed in making a stroke or in the backward movement of his club for a stroke and the stroke is made. But Davis┬áhad made contact with a “loose impediment” on his backswing. A “dead palm frond” was the culprit.

The video shows the situation in more detail but in summary; you can brush or bend anything in a hazard that is growing but do not brush or bend anything that isn’t.

Thanks to the great Barry Rhodes at Rules of Golf for clarification.

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  • April 30, 2010 at 8:12 am
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    Davis’ rule knowledge and honesty when the ‘rule-break’ gave him no advantage shows that golf really is a gentleman’s sport.

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  • April 30, 2010 at 8:12 am
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    Davis’ rule knowledge and honesty when the ‘rule-break’ gave him no advantage shows that golf really is a gentleman’s sport.

    Reply