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Q+A [MICHAEL MURPHY]
November 11, 2002
The celebrated author of Golf in the Kingdom waxes philosophic on the 30th anniversary of his mystical—and occasionally mystifying—novel about the game
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November 11, 2002

Q+a [michael Murphy]

The celebrated author of Golf in the Kingdom waxes philosophic on the 30th anniversary of his mystical—and occasionally mystifying—novel about the game

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SI: How's your game these days?

MM: I gave it up for a while, but I played last Friday for the first time in a couple of years. I didn't play very well.

SI: Does shooting a good score matter to such an enlightened golfer?

MM: [At 72] I'm grateful I can finish nine holes without breaking a leg.

SI: Clint Eastwood owned the film rights for years. Will we ever see a movie version?

MM: I have the rights back. I'm working on a screenplay. We want to cast it with unknown actors in Scotland, Ireland and England. But who knows? It's an elusive project.

SI: You published a sequel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, in 1997. Is that it?

MM: I'm writing a prequel. I don't know if I'll ever publish it. I'm describing what was going on with Shivas before Murphy appeared on the scene.

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