Next week, Saratoga-native Dottie Pepper will broadcast from Augusta National, site of The Masters. She is working for ESPN's coverage of the first and second rounds. Is she nervous? Excited? Worried about what she might say?

We discussed that and a lot more including the role of women in the game of golf and her children’s book venture, “Bogey Tees Off.”

Pepper was a guest on Fox Sports 980’s “Big Board Sports” with host Rodger Wyland and John Craig of WGY, who is also the golf writer for the “Troy Record” newspaper.

We conducted the interview on Tuesday, April 1, just an hour or so before Tiger Woods announced he would skip The Masters, a tournament he’s won four times, because of back surgery. Click below to listen to our conversation, which runs 12:09.