This question has probably been asked here before but I couldn't find anything...
I hook my 2nd shot into the high rough, taking a divot. Ball is lost.
1. Do I have to drop precisely in my divot? (I'm not saying that the ball has to go in the divot, but let's say I drop it 6 inches to the left of it- it's pretty obvious that this is not where I played my previous shot).
2. May I replace my divot prior to hitting a provisional or my next ball (fourth shot)?
My gut tells me that I cannot replace my divot and that I am not able to take a step back before I drop my ball in an effort to avoid landing in my own divot. But I can honestly say that I have never seen a player drop a ball back into his own divot after going OB/lost. Anyone ever seen a player get called for this?