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There is no requirement that the ball be removed, but it is considered good Golf etiquette. As pointed out by one commentator, why deprive someone of that glorious sound of a ball hitting the bottom of the cup after all the hazards, mulligans and lost balls?

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Yes... It is a rule... Having another golfers ball in the hole might prevent the other ball to go in the hole..

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