Who's who: Dottie Pepper

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Who's who: Dottie Pepper

  • Name:

    Dottie Pepper (1988-95 Dottie Mochrie)
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 17, 1965 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; TV commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1988

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Nabisco Dinah Shore (1992, '99; became the ANA Inspiration). Curtis Cup player (1986). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, '98, 2000). Total professional wins (28), including LPGA Tour (17). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1992).

Did you know?

Pepper attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, as had LPGA legends Beth Daniel and Betsy King, ten years before. Like Daniel and King, Pepper enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, playing on a Curtis Cup team and named three times as an All-American.

In 1988 Pepper joined the LPGA Tour, and the following year won the first of her 17 LPGA Tour titles. Her two major championship wins came in 1992 and 1999 at the Nabisco Dinah Shore. Pepper played in the first six Solheim Cups (1990-2000). From 1988 to 1995 she competed as Dottie Mochrie, which was her married name before a divorce. From 2005 she commenced a career as a TV commentator.

Top tournaments won by Dottie Pepper

2000
America
279 (-9)
$215,000
Arch Wireless

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

Arch Wireless

Played as the Arch Wireless Championship (Nov 16-19; LPGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) finished 3 shots behind Dottie Pepper (USA), who recorded the last of her 17 LPGA Tour wins. [Hills course, LPGA Intl GC, Daytona Beach, FL; at the time known as the Legends course].

2000
America
21st hole
$100,000
Hyundai

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

21st hole

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 16-17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) won this event for the fourth straight time beating Annika Sörenstam (Swe) & Lorie Kane (Can) after 21 holes in the final of the LPGA matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

1999
America
Walnut Hills, MI
270 (-18)
$105,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Walnut Hills, MI

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Oldsmobile Classic (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Kelli Kuehne (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pepper (USA). [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].

1999
America
59 (-12)
$165,000
Gillette

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

59 (-12)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Gillette

Played as the Gillette Tour Challenge (Oct 5; unofficial money best-ball event involving eight teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The team of Graham Marsh (Aus), Dottie Pepper (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat second-placed team of Jeff Sluman (USA), Nancy Lopez (USA) & Dana Quigley (USA) in a one-shot nearest-the-pin playoff (208-yard par-3 17th). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].

1999
Majors
269 (-19)
$150,000
Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Nabisco

Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (28th) (March 25-28). Second-placed Meg Mallon (USA) finished 6 shots behind Pepper (USA), who won this event for the second time, recording her second major championship win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1999
America
4 & 3
$100,000
Diners Club

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 11/12; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) won this event for the third straight time beating Karrie Webb (Aus) & Kelly Robbins (USA) 4 and 3 in the final of the LPGA matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13/14; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) beat Nancy Lopez (USA) & Laura Davies (Eng) 3 and 2 in the final of the LPGA matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1996
America
Greate Bay CC
202 (-11)
$112,500
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Greate Bay CC

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 28-30). Second-placed Amy Benz (USA) finished 4 shots behind Dottie Pepper (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the LPGA Tour. [Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ].

1996
America
Crestview CC, MA
279 (-9)
$75,000
Friendly's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Crestview CC, MA

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Friendly's

Played as Friendly's Classic (July 18-21). Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pepper (USA). [Crestview CC, Agawan, nr Springfield, Mass.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

1 up

Prize money

$110,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13-15; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Juli Inkster (USA) & Dottie Pepper (USA) beat Kelly Robbins (USA) & Tammie Green (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the LPGA matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1996
America
202 (-14)
$82,500
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 6-8). Second-placed Christa Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dottie Pepper (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1996
America
Locust Hill CC
206 (-10)
$90,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rochester International (June 21-23). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Pepper (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

1995
America
204 (-12)
$75,000
McCall's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

McCall's

Played as McCall's LPGA Classic at Stratton Mtn (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Stratton Mtn GC, Stratton, VT].

1995
America
278 (-10)
$67,500
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (March 9-12). Second-placed Cindy Rarick (USA) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA; née Pepper). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1995
America
Stonebriar CC
8 skins
$290,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$290,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (May 27/28; unofficial LPGA Tr event). Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) won with a total of 8 skins worth $290,000. At the par-4 15th Mochrie's birdie was good enough to win a four-hole carryover, adding $180,000 to her tally. Second: Laura Davies (Eng) 6 skins worth $140,000. Third: defending champion Patty Sheehan (USA) 4 skins worth $110,000. For the second straight year Nancy Lopez (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the inaugural Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions (March 2-5; unrelated to the LPGA Tour's earlier one-off Tournament of Champions event in 1969). Lauri Mertens (USA) and Nancy Lopez (USA) finished in second-place behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].

1993
America
Naples Natl.
283 (-5)
$102,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Naples Natl.

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$102,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Donna Andrews (USA), Michelle McGann (USA), Meg Mallon (USA) and Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Naples National GC, Naples, Florida].

1992
Majors
279 (-9)
$105,000
Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Nabisco

Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (21st) (March 26-29). Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Juli Inkster (USA) at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, to record her first major championship win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1992
Awards
70.80
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Score

70.80

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Dottie Mochrie (Pepper) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1992
America
Eagle's Landing CC
277 (-11)
$90,000
Sega

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Sega

Played as the Sega Women's Championship. Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1992
America
264 (-20)
$110,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$110,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA) finished 4 shots behind the winning team of Dan Forsman (USA) & Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].

1992
America
Blue Hill CC, MA
278 (-10)
$63,750
Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Blue Hill CC, MA

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$63,750

Title sponsor

Welch's

Played as Welch's Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 3 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].

1992
Awards
54 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Score

54 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Mochrie (nee Pepper) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1992
America
White Eagle GC
216 (E)
$67,500
Chicago Sun-Times

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

White Eagle GC

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Chicago Sun-Times

Played as the Chicago Sun-Times Challenge. Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Judy Dickinson (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. Beth Daniel (USA) was eliminated at the fourth playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [White Eagle GC, Naperville, Illinois].

1992
Awards
$693,335
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Score

$693,335

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Dottie Mochrie (USA, nee Pepper) won the LPGA Tour 1992 Money List, with earnings of $693,335 on the Tour. Betsy King (USA) was second with $551,320; Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) was third with $513,639.

1990
America
Greenbrier CC, VA
200 (-16)
$52,500
Crestar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Greenbrier CC, VA

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Crestar

Played as the Crestar Classic. Second-placed Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) finished 9 shots behind Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [Greenbrier CC, Chesapeake, Virginia].

1989
America
Stonebridge, FL
279 (-9)
$45,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pepper, Dottie

Venue

Stonebridge, FL

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. First-time LPGA Tour winner Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) beat Beth Daniel (USA) with a par at the fifth playoff hole. [Stonebridge CC, Boca Raton, Florida].

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