McKINNEY, Texas — There’s not a lot that fazes Dottie Pepper, who has a pair of majors, 17 LPGA titles and a long time of broadcast journalism on her spectacular resume.
But even Pepper giggled nervously on Saturday after she was nearly struck by a ball in the course of the third spherical of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson whereas watching a bunch that included leaders Alex Noran and Sam Burns.
Noran pushed a drive a bit to the precise at TPC Craig Ranch, and the ball nearly clipped Pepper because it glided by.
Pepper, who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is married to occasional Golfweek contributor David Normoyle, brushed it off.
“Almost got me,” Pepper mentioned. “Don’t flinch. I didn’t.”
Pepper later joked she would possibly put on a helmet subsequent. She joined CBS Sports as a reporter and analyst in 2016 and was elevated to the position of lead on-course reporter for the 2020 season. She has additionally labored for the Golf Channel, NBC, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.