So today one of the guys I was playing with hit his tee shot and it was on the right edge of the cart path, right of the fairway. The cart path was wide enough that in normal circumstances the nearest point of relief would be to the right of the cart path. However in this case, about 2 feet to the right of the cart path was out of bounds. Does that matter in coming up with nearest point of relief? Obviously he cannot drop out of bounds. Does that allow him to find his nearest point of relief to the left of the cart path?
In the actual event we weren't sure what to do so the guy just played it as it lied and hit a great recovery shot - good karma.
But I still wonder what, if any, relief options he should have had. I couldn't find any relevant decisions. There are decisions saying that if the drop puts the player in an untenable spot it is too bad. But in those cases they can at least make the drop. In this case the player can't make the drop. It CAN'T make sense to drop it out of bounds. So?