Dottie Pepper

Dottie Pepper
Personal Information
Birth Saratoga Springs, New York
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.651 m)
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
College Furman University
Turned Pro 1988
LPGA wins 17
Career earnings $6,827,284
Best Results in Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco Won 1992, 1999
LPGA Championship T5: 1992
U.S. Women's Open 3: 1988, 1990, 2001
Women's British Open T24: 2003
Du Maurier Classic 4: 1993
Player of the Year
LPGA Vare Trophy 1992
Money Winner
Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year 1992
Best Female Golfer ESPY Award 1993

Dottie Pepper (born August 17, 1965) is an American professional golfer. From 1988 to 1995 she competed as Dottie Mochrie, which was her married name before a divorce. She won two major championships and 17 LPGA Tour events in all.

Amateur career

Pepper was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her career began with big amateur victories in her home state of New York, winning the 1981 state amateur and the 1981 and '83 New York Junior Amateur titles. She was a member of the 1981 Junior World Cup team and low amateur at the 1984 U.S. Women's Open. She attended Furman University where she earned five collegiate victories and was named All-American three times.

Professional career

She joined the LPGA Tour in 1988 and won 17 official events on the Tour, including two major championships: the 1992 and 1999 Kraft Nabisco Championships. Her 19-under-par finish in the 1999 victory still stands as the lowest score in relation to par in a major championship. She topped the money list in 1992 and finished in the top ten in ten of eleven seasons between 1991 and 2001. Pepper also played for the United States in the Solheim Cup six times.

Due to injury problems, Pepper only played one tournament in 2002. In July 2004 she announced that she would retire at the end of the season. In 2005 she began work as a golf commentator for NBC and The Golf Channel, reporting on both men's and women's events.

During the 2007 Solheim Cup, Pepper caused some stir while working as commentator for the Golf Channel. She called the American team ”Choking freaking dogs”. Pepper thought the network had cut to commercial when the comment was uttered, but it was actually still broadcasting live. Many were greatly upset by this and Pepper was quick to apologize for her "poor choice of words". Tiger Woods commented that she probably wouldn't be getting too many interviews, but thought that in time, people would maybe forget it.

LPGA wins (17)

LPGA Majors are shown in bold.

Other wins

Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T7 T66
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T45 T39
U.S. Women's Open T22 T55 78 T12 T3 T5
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP DNP T35 T18

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship T11 2 1 T30 T19 T11 T23 T11 T9 1 2
LPGA Championship T53 T22 T5 T30 T11 T6 T26 T37 CUT T19 T23
U.S. Women's Open T3 T5 T6 T17 T12 T13 CUT T14 T11 T14 WD
du Maurier Classic T27 T6 T20 4 T14 T12 DNP T27 T14 T34 DNP

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004
Kraft Nabisco Championship T2 DNP T51 T24
LPGA Championship T17 DNP T67 T70
U.S. Women's Open 8 WD WD DNP
Women's British Open ^ CUT DNP T24 DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Solheim Cup Record

Year Total Matches Total W-L-H Points Won Points %
Career 20 13-5-2 14 70%
1990 3 2-1-0 2 67%
1992 3 0-2-1 0.5 17%
1994 3 3-0-0 3 100%
1996 4 3-1-0 3 75%
1998 4 4-0-0 4 100%
2000 3 1-1-1 1.5 50%


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