Seventeen time LPGA Tour champion, Dottie Pepper is set to join ESPN’s Golf Coverage Team at next month’s US Open. She will wear many hats at ESPN, including golf analyst, on-course reporter, and some live play anchoring. Pepper has worked since her retirement from playing in 2004 as a golf commentator for NBC and The Golf Channel.
“Joining the ESPN golf team offers me the chance to cover the greatest golf events in the world,” said Pepper. “It’s a team of passionate and proven winners, dedicated to making the events they cover the best in the game.”
Dottie Pepper announced at the end of the 2012 season that she would join The PGA of America Board of Directors to work on developing Junior Golf in The United States.
As a three-time NCAA All-American golfer at Furman University, Pepper turned pro in 1987 and her 17 victories on the LPGA Tour included two of women’s golf’s major championships. She was LPGA Player of the Year in 1992, a six-time Solheim Cup team member and won more than $6.8 million during her career.
“ESPN’s golf schedule is perfect for me,” said Pepper. “I love working in television and this schedule allows me to do that but also gives me time to continue my work with the PGA of America and junior golf. It’s an ideal situation.”
ESPN’s golf coverage for 2013 included The Masters, and will include, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship; the U.S. Women’s Open and Women’s British Open; and the U.S. Senior Open and Senior Open Championship.
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