In addition to the pain the fan at the Match Play endured, chollas bring up a rare Rules issue. At this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Kevin Stadler’s ball ended among the branches of a cholla. He could identify it as his but could not reach it. He declared that ball unplayable and dropped another ball within two club-lengths of his original ball. The penalty? One stroke, as stated under the Rule 28c option. Stadler went on to win the event. You should do so well.