Tigers get golfing break at AutoZone Liberty Bowl event

Tigers get golfing break at AutoZone Liberty Bowl event
Mike Miller sets up for a swing. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There’s nothing like a relaxing round of Golf for Memphis Men’s Head Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway and his lead assistant Mike Miller.

But this is not just any golf, it’s the 25th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Charity Golf Tournament at the TPC at Southwind. The event has raised more than $3 million gor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For Hardaway and Miller, it’s a quick time to get away from the court, but they’re never too far from basketball.

“Well, all I can say is the guys are working really hard and we have a ton of talent,” Hardaway said. “All we’re trying to do right now is work on schemes, get them to develop. Everything will fall into place. The effort is there. The guys sacrificed their games to be one and we’re happy about that.”

“Obviously, we’ve got a lot of expectations,” Miller added. “And we’re trying to put in the work to match those expectations. We’ve got a lot of great kids coming in great returners coming back. Just want to continue to build on that.”

The Tigers are in summer workouts right now. They’ll practice and play 4 exhibition games in the Bahamas on August 12-19.

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