Dottie Leaving NBC To Spend More Time Growing The Game

Steve DiMeglio reports the unfortunate news for those of us who've been ordered by physicians to limit Mark Rolfing intake: Dottie Pepper will end her run with NBC/Golf Channel after Tiger's World Challenge and the PNC Father/Son Challenge

Pepper was elected to a three-year term to the PGA of America's Board of Directors last week.

Pepper's goal is to increase golf participation, especially in the junior and women ranks, and her experiences in golf -- and her passion to see the game she loves grow and grow -- will not be ignored.

"NBC wanted me to work more. And I can't do the things I want to do for golf if I'm in a suitcase for half the year doing announcing," Pepper told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "I really want to get more people playing golf and more women playing golf. We are totally missing the boat. I hopefully can help. It's the perfect time to step back and give a little more back to the game than taking from it."