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Encyclopedia > Dottie Pepper

Dottie Pepper (b. 17 August 1965, Saratoga Springs, New York) is an American golfer. From 1988 to 1995 she competed as Dottie Mochrie, which was her married name before a divorce. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... For the city in Utah, see Saratoga Springs, Utah Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,186. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


After attending Furman University, Pepper joined the LPGA Tour in 1988. She won seventeen official events on the tour, including two major championships, namely 1992 and 1999 Kraft Nabisco Championships. She topped the money list in 1992 and finished in the top ten in ten of eleven seasons between 1991 and 2001. She played for the United States in the Solheim Cup six times. Furman University Belltower Furman University Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Dinah Shore Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ...


Due to injury problems Pepper only played one tournament in 2002 and in July 2004 she announced that she would be retiring at the end of the season. In 2005 she began work as a commentator for NBC and The Golf Channel. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Golf Channel is an American cable television network devoted (obviously) to the game of golf. ...


External links

  • Profile on the LPGA's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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HickokSports.com - Biography - Dottie Pepper (255 words)
Pepper had just two victories in her first four years as a pro, but in 1992 she won four tournaments, including the Dinah Shore, where she beat Juli Inkster in a sudden-death playoff.
Pepper was the top money winner with $693,335, the winner of the Vare Trophy with a 70.80 strokes per round average, and player of the year.
Pepper was bothered by a variety of physical problems over the last several years of her career, including a shoulder injury that required surgery, wrist and back injuries, severe sinus infections, and Lyme disease.
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