We have had a lot of rain this summer and the Keystone River course was as saturated as I have ever seen it today- I must have play at least half a dozen shots from what I would normally consider casual water- not deep puddles, but visible water near my feet as I walked normally and/or took my stance. I played it as it lay because the fairway lies were good and I didn't see any areas that were much drier nearby.
1. Was I correct to drop an embedded ball on the fairway into casual water and then play it from that spot? There was no water visible from afar, but the pitch mark was 3/4 full of water when I removed the ball and water became visible near my feet as I took my stance after dropping.
2. Had my ball come to rest in deep standing water, could I have considered my nearest point of relief a spot that did not have standing water visible from afar, but where the water became visible after I walked into the area to take a drop and/or took my stance?