Even though it was five years ago and there were signs Dottie Pepper might finally be forgiven for her honest (but inadvertently aired) assessment of the choking U.S. Solheim Cup team, forgiveness only officially came Wednesday as Meg Mallon named the former contestant-turned-announcer an assistant captain for next year's team.
Randall Mell reports:
Pepper, 46, was in tears Wednesday saying how grateful she was for this opportunity to return to the team.
The announcement opens the door to the possibility Pepper will one day become the U.S. Solheim Cup captain. For a time, that didn't seem possible.
“I just felt it was enough,” Mallon said of the alienation of Pepper. “It was just Dottie’s passion; it wasn’t ill will. I felt like Dottie needed to stop carrying this burden around.”