Golf viewers have put up with Dottie Pepper for seven seasons on CBS broadcasts of the PGA Tour. Despite the former LPGA star having no charisma, less of a personality, and offering almost no insight, she’s had remarkable staying power at the broadcast network.
She’s sort of the reality TV star of golf commentating: she’s popular for doing nothing.
The thrice-married Pepper, though, has officially joined the PGA’s propaganda machine by slandering LIV golfers such as Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson, for “taking the easy way out” (right, being attacked almost on a daily basis by smear merchants like Dr Pepper is definitely the easy way out).
Her self-serving (she works for the PGA Tour via CBS) and self-centered (“My,” “My,” “My”) screed is filled more half truths and lies than a one-minute political ad.
For instance, apparently Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer broke away from the PGA, not because they were sick of sharing the money and spotlight with no-name PGA club pros. Nope. You see, according to Dottie Pepper, it was because they wanted what was “best for all.”
And Patrick Reed is playing in additional international events, not because the PGA Tour via OWGR has illegally blackballed the LIV Tour and denied the upstart world-ranking points. Nope. It’s just because Reed wants to “stay relevant” in the Official World Golf Rankings.
The Pepper has officially expired.