Played a round this weekend and this issue came up:
An approach shot into the green went over, rolled down a small hill and came to rest against a metal chain link fence. The purpose of the fence was likely to mark out of bounds, since the other side was a public sidewalk/bike path. There was no way this guy had any kind of shot because the ball had come to reset on a small strip of concrete just in front of the chain link fence as well as resting against the chain link fence. The fence/concrete were completely interfering with his stance/swing.
So, is he entitled to relief without penalty and a drop at npr? Or was he forced to play it where it was?