Rules Topic – Embedded Ball Rule 16.3
16.3 Embedded Ball
a. When Relief Is Allowed
Relief is allowed only when your ball is embedded in the general area. But if your ball is embedded on the putting green, you may mark the spot of your ball, lift and clean it, repair the damage, and replace your ball on its original spot.
Exceptions – When Relief Not Allowed for Ball Embedded in General Area:
b. Relief for Embedded Ball
United States Golf Association “Rules and Interpretations” USGA.org Embedded Ball Rules of Golf 2019