"If a ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved in the process of lifting the ball under a Rule or marking its position, the ball or ball-marker must be replaced. There is no penalty, provided the movement of the ball or ball-marker is directly attributable to the specific act of marking the position of or lifting the ball."
Okay, here's my lame question...is removing the marker after the ball has been placed part of marking its position?
I searched this site and google trying to determine if there is a penalty when a ball moves as a result of picking up a ball marker from its position behind the ball after the ball has been placed.
I'm not lifting the ball or marking the position, I'm removing the marker after the ball is re-positioned after having marked and lifted.
I have always put the marker as close as possible to the ball, but after reading up on the topic, I see the marker can be as far away from the ball as one inch.
I'm so confused!!