That coincided with an incident in which Cornwell learned from LPGA player Xi Yu Lin (who goes by Janet) and her instructor Tony Ziegler (Cornwell knows both from frequenting many of the same golf courses near her Orlando home) that Lin and her team had been unable to get new Mizuno clubs after a fitting just less than two weeks before the ANA Inspiration, despite many requests.
Lin and her team ended up buying the heads off the rack at an Orlando-located Edwin Watts and attaching overnighted Nippon shafts. Cornwell referenced the Mizuno incident on air after the first round of the ANA Inspiration as a lead-in to her interview with Lin, who was in contention, and also sent a tweet on the subject.
After that round, Cornwell described a heated phone call from Russell over the way it was handled, namely that Cornwell did not call Mizuno to confirm the story before mentioning it on air. Cornwell said she was aware of many other LPGA players who had a similar experience with other equipment companies as Lin.
Golf Channel brought Cornwell home from the event after that round and she did not conduct another post-round LPGA interview on air through the end of the year. Golf Channel also sent a correction concerning Cornwell’s reporting of the Mizuno incident via Twitter. Lin and the club fitter both responded that the correction was not actually correct, and Cornwell said a Golf Channel HR manager admitted the same to her. The tweet remained on Golf Central Twitter anyway.
This was the round at ANA where BFF's Janet and KT were playing together and swapping the lead throughout the round, with KT finally taking the lead into the clubhouse.
Cornwell made a key mistake in assuming that GC in any way resembles a journalistic organization. If you say anything to put a potential sponsor in a negative light, you'll pay the consequences.
I thought Lisa was ok. My biggest gripe with her was that she always asked the Korean players convoluted multi-part questions that even I had a hard time following.