Golf Rule of the Week: Ball Embedded in an Orange

Decision 23/10 Ball Embedded in Fruit

Q: A ball is embedded in an orange lying under an orange tree. What is the ruling?

A: The player must play the ball as it lies or deem it unplayable. Since the orange was adhering to the ball, it was not a loose impediment.

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(Source: USGA)

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