Rose Shaken After Hitting Fan with Drive at Scottish Open

July 10, 2015

GULLANE, Scotland (AP –) 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.”

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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).