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 was wondering why I hardly ever saw her on GC in the last year or two ... now we know, which is too bad as she has played the game and knows it. The last time I saw her was at a men's event about two or three months ago ... I think it was a Wednesday course report where she was giving details on Tiger's gear adjustments, which is rarely done by anyone for any golfer by GC.
She went into more details regarding Xi Yu Lin's denial of freebies by Mizuno. It wasn't spelled out, but you could read between the lines: Mizuno won't do jack-squat for anyone not under contract. BTW, Lin is not destitute, look at all the logos on her bag and apparel. But, Cornwell was wrong to say it would NEVER happen with male pros. The guys don't get everything unlimited for free like in the old days, unless maybe it's contracted on black-and-white. I remember the story of Gary McCord wanting to be a member of that Arizona golf club bought by Parsons (Mr. PXG) ... McCord approaches them with the thought, "I'm a pro, I don't pay for anything", but Parsons informed him that he WILL pay to be a member at his club.
The first 20 minutes of the podcast was on her background, which I knew nothing about ... played junior golf w/ Tiger ... later got burned out and "hated" the game, before getting back into it. Then she got into the issues at hand ... so Brandel didn't like her, her boss didn't like her, the management structure was a disaster (having a wife and husband in the same org chart, what were they thinking?!) ... so she worked with a bunch of jerks, but how does that make it an EEOC issue? Too bad she didn't change her Arkansas drawl for a British accent, which GC management seems to value.
I saw Cornwell on Stupples' bag at the 2016 Shoprite/Acer pro-am.
NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Former LPGA golfer Karen Stupples (L) is interviewed as she arrives at the LPGA Rolex Players Awards at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort on November 16, 2017 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
GREER, SC - MAY 17: Celebrity golfer Lisa Cornwell hits a drive during the third round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation held at the Thornblade Club on May 17, 2014 in Greer, South Carolina. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
This I did NOT know until now ... cousins.
President Bill Clinton and his cousin, Lisa Cornwell, sit in a golf cart at Champions Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas, Aug. 18, 1993. The Clintons spent three vacation days relaxing and visiting with friends in northwest Arkansas. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)
That GolfChannel calendar graphic was gloriously obtuse, especially after the NBC Comcast empire beat us over the head with "Women are Worth Watching" last month in Houston. It reminded me of the term "Kinsley Gaffe" ... from Wikipedia:
The term comes from journalist Michael Kinsley, who said, "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."
The "truth" in that graphic is a validation of what I posted in the 2020 USWO thread ... the GIC in the USA doesn't give a rat's azz about women's golf.
The latest issue with The Hulk ... FYI, you can look at past covers going back to 2016 via the link below: