CBS TV analyst Dottie Pepper is one of the more outspoken, opinionated voices in the sport. She doesn’t suffer fools, and her assertive tone is a welcomed cadence in the chummy landscape of golf media. It’s also a spirit that some construe as abrasive, a sentiment she occasionally brings on herself. Which brings us to this peculiar news item.
In celebrating the new team format at this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the US PGA Tour decided to create its own edition of the popular show, “The Newlywed Game”, which pits partners head-to-head.
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