Moe Norman is widely considered to be one of the best—if not THE best—ball strikers who ever lived. But to say that this genius was eccentric is to understate the case. He was painfully shy, and it’s speculated that he let other players win so he wouldn’t have to go through the trophy presentation. He slept in sand bunkers and kept his life savings in a bag. He would repeat himself constantly, and sometimes chattered like a squirrel.
It’s thought that he either was a high functioning autistic, or perhaps had suffered brain damage as a child.
Now, Barry Morrow, who wrote Rain Main has developed a script of Moe Norman’s life story. A director has been chosen and filming will start in the spring of 2008.