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.