Dottie Pepper is a professional golf player who is currently famous as a television presenter of the same game. She is an expert in American golf and having played the game herself gives out several tips and pointers on her shows interspersed with her broadcast. For a while, she was known publicly as Dottie Mochrie. However, that was her name after a marriage, and since her divorce from it, she has reverted to being known as Dottie Pepper. She is the winner of two major golf championships and an astounding number of LPGA Tour events, which is seventeen.
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Dottie Pepper hails from Saratoga Springs in New York. She comes from a sporting family too, as her father Don played major league baseball. She spent her childhood excelling in various sports forms until she found that golf was her primary calling.
Her first victories came as a rookie in her home state. As an amateur, she won junior golfing state titles in 1981 and 1983. This enabled her to become a member of the 1981 Junior World Cup team. She went on to play representing her college, which was the Furman University. There she earned a total of five college victories. Her stellar performance led her to be named thrice as All-American golfer.
Pepper has a long list of golfing merits to her name. After joining the LPGA Tour of 1987, she won for the first time in 1989. This was a five-hole playoff at the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic, over Beth Daniel. Her second major victory was against the Hall of Fame golfer Julie Inkster in 1992 at Nabisco Dinah Shore. She repeated this event in 1999. Pepper’s major victories continued all through the 90s. She was regularly placed on the lower than fifth money lists throughout the decade
The Solheim Cup saw her in intense form and she was poised to make a mark here as well. But, even as anticipation was rife, a chain of injuries hampered her victory. These injuries, mostly of the wrist and back, forced her to quit golfing early.
As a Television Presenter
Dottie Pepper presents golf for ESPN. She joined their team in May 2013. She performs multiple roles here. She presents the game, gives on-course reports, analyzes, and anchors shows as well. She also writes for their website. Pepper primarily appears on their show SportsCenter.
Dottie Pepper has been married thrice. She married 2010 with her once-boyfriend David Normoyle, a golf player, writer, and historian. They live together in Saratoga Springs.
Apart from her professional career, not much is known about Pepper’s personal life as she is more or less of a private person. She does not share many photos on her social media profiles either as most other celebs do. In fact, she had a reputation earlier of being quite reserved even with her other golfing colleagues and had won the nickname Snottie Dottie.
Pepper has co-authored a children’s book series on golfing as well. There is no direct information on her net worth.
Achievements and Honors
Pepper has had in all 17 victories on various LPGA Tours. At the Solheim Cup of 2013, she served as the assistant captain. She also finds her name prominently featured in many Halls of Fame, including the New York State High School Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Golf Club Association Players Hall of Fame.
Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020