To help ensure that players competing in the Tour tournaments use equipment which conforms with the USGA Rules of Golf, players are encouraged to:
- Confirm with equipment manufacturers that new equipment or samples have been approved by the USGA.
- Have any altered or unusual clubs checked out by a Tour Rules Official before tournament use.
- Verify that the ball chosen to be played is on the USGA's Conforming Golf Balls list.
If a player fails to submit his equipment prior to competition, he assumes all risk of a ruling should the equipment NOT conform with the USGA Rules of Golf. Additionally, if required by a tour official, a player is obligated to surrender any equipment if it is determined that additional off-site testing is necessary to rule on conformity. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.