Re: Rule Question regarding standing water.
Originally Posted by prutkows
See Rule 25-1b(ii).
Essentially you may lift the ball, clean it and drop it in the bunker to get a relief from the casual water. You may also drop the ball outside the bunker with one penalty.
And here's the Rule:
(ii) In a Bunker: If the ball is in a bunker, the player must lift the ball and
drop it either:
(a) Without penalty, in accordance with Clause (i) above, except
that the nearest point of relief must be in the bunker and the
ball must be dropped in the bunker or, if complete relief is
impossible, as near as possible to the spot where the ball lay,
but not nearer the hole, on a part of the course in the bunker
that affords maximum available relief from the condition; or
(b) Under penalty of one stroke, outside the bunker keeping the
point where the ball lay directly between the hole and the
spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far
behind the bunker the ball may be dropped.