Dottie Pepper returns to TV on ESPN

Dottie Pepper will return to television as part of ESPN's broadcast team for next month's U.S. Open.

Pepper will be part of ESPN's announcing team for all of its golf coverage, in addition to being seen on SportsCenter and writing for ESPN.com.

In addition to the U.S. Open men's coverage June 13-14 at Merion Golf Club, Pepper will be part of ESPN's coverage of the U.S. Women's Open, the Open Championship, the Women's British Open and the U.S. Senior Open and Senior Open Championship.

Pepper won 17 times on the LPGA Tour, including two majors, in a career that spanned from 1987-2004. She has most recently been a commentator for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel. She also wrote for Sports Illustrated. She is also the author of two children's books -- "Bogey Tees Off" and "Bogey Ballton's Night Before Christmas."

She is also a member of the PGA of America board of directors. She started a three-year term earlier this year. Her focus is on junior golf.

"ESPN's golf schedule is perfect for me," Pepper said in a statement. "I love working in television and this schedule allows me to do that but also gives me time to continue my work with the PGA of America and junior golf. It's an ideal situation."