Originally Posted by Mr. JY
I see what you read there. I think.
"have no supporting point of contact with the marker disc or any object closer to the hole than the rear of the marker disc"
The "than the rear of the marker disc" is not an exemption to the rule.
It defines what objects you may touch. No objects closer to the hole than the rear of the marker disc.
This is stated as such, allowing a player to establish supporting contact with objects that are behind or parallel to the rear of the marker.
I'm guessing you read the rule as "...other than (except) the rear of the marker disc." Respectully, that is a mis-read.
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