Jacklin has missed the cut in his last eight Opens, playing sporadically. He last was in the field in 2005 at St. Andrews and said friends talked him into playing again this week at Carnoustie, where he shot 85-82 in the difficult conditions of 1999. "They convinced me that people would want to see me play," he said, shrugging his shoulders with a smile. "Why am I playing? Because I can."
-- Mike O'Malley