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Justin Rose shaken up by hitting spectator on head with drive at Scottish Open

  • England's Justin Rose tees off at the 10th hole during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland  Friday July 10, 2015.  (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    England's Justin Rose tees off at the 10th hole during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland Friday July 10, 2015. (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Sweden's Johan Carlsson celebrates after saving par with his putt on the 13th during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland  Friday July 10, 2015.  (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Sweden's Johan Carlsson celebrates after saving par with his putt on the 13th during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland Friday July 10, 2015. (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • English golfer Daniel Brooks tees off at the 16th during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland  Friday July 10, 2015.  (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    English golfer Daniel Brooks tees off at the 16th during day two of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, Gullane Scotland Friday July 10, 2015. (Kenny Smith/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Justin Rose was shaken by striking an elderly spectator on the head with an errant drive on the way to a 4-under 66 at the Scottish Open, leaving him tied for the lead midway through the second round Friday.

The defending champion sent his tee shot left on the par-5 16th and when he approached his ball, there was a man sitting the ground with blood coming from a cut on his head. Rose said a young spectator fainted at the sight of the blood, but soon "came around."

Rose said "it's an elderly gentleman so it's not nice, but he took it like a trooper ... He was talking to me and that's reassuring."

After a second straight 66, Rose was tied on 8 under with Sweden's Johan Carlsson (67) and Ireland's Shane Lowry (66).