Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped; By Outside Agency
The note is expanded to prescribe the various outcomes when a ball in motion has been deliberately deflected or stopped by an outside agency.
E.g. 19-1/5 – Ball Deliberately Deflected or Stopped on Putting Green by Fellow-Competitor (Revised).
Under R19-1, if Player B deliberately deflects Player A’s ball as it rolled towards the hole, A must replay his stroke without penalty. Under R1-2, Player B should be DQ’d as the act of deliberately deflecting his fellow competitor’s ball placed A at a significant disadvantage.