Dottie Pepper signs with ESPN for two-year deal
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Dottie Pepper signs with ESPN for two-year deal

Dottie Pepper is making it a quick hiatus from the broadcast booth, joining ESPN's golf team in signing a two-year deal.

The 17-time LPGA Tour winner will make her ESPN debut at next month's U.S. Open from Merion. ESPN broadcasts the first two days of the championship, as well as the U.S. Women's Open, the Open Championship and Women's British Open. Pepper was already intending to be at the LPGA majors as she is an assistant captain on the Solheim Cup team.

In addition to her role as analyst and on-course reporter during coverage, Pepper will appear as a golf analyst on "SportsCenter" and write for

Pepper left NBC Sports after eight years in December, citing wariness of the travel and a desire to spend more time promoting junior golf. She then took a board member position with the PGA of America aimed at developing junior golfers in the United States.

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