No. His ball is in the hazard, he takes the penalty for the ball in the hazard, and may play any conforming ball in his possession. And has been said earlier in this thread, the penalty for playing a wrong ball in match play is loss of the hole, not two strokes.
As I basically said in my posts, his hands drop for a reason, it doesn't "just happen". Figure out why, make improvements and go from there. His takeaway/backswing creates a domino effect of compensations.
People talk about how much more it costs to maintain longer courses, but literally all the courses do is mow the grass short 30-50 yards back to create another teebox. The additional cost is whatever they pay their mowers to do another 15 minutes of mowing a week, because it gets watered regardless.