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‘He’s a bully’ – Ex-Golf Channel analyst Lisa Cornwell reignites feud with Brandel Chamblee



Former Golf Channel reporter Lisa Cornwell has revealed why she dedicated an entire chapter in her book to former colleague Brandel Chamblee.

In her book, released on Tuesday, Cornwell prefaces with an author’s note…

“Throughout my life, I’ve stood up to bullies and those in authority who’ve had this uncanny ability to push people around and get away with it. As a result, I’ve been called a “troublemaker” more times than I can count. Why is it that women who stand up for themselves and others often get this label?”

The publication is a no-holds barred account of the “misogynistic culture that she and other women faced during their time at Golf Channel/NBCUniversal,” and she held nothing back in a recent interview with Karen Crouse.

Cornwell told viewers that Chamblee had tried to have her removed from her post several times and that, “When you cross the line you become a chapter in the book, possibly. That’s what happens when cross line on several locations, one of which was actively trying to get me fired for absolutely no reason.”

She then commented on the somewhat heated argument between Chamblee and Brad Faxon, centered on whether newly crowned PGA Championship winner, Brooks Koepka, should play at the Ryder Cup in September.

“He’s [Chamblee] a bully, plain and simple. I mean those of us who have worked closely with him and dealt with his tirades understand it. I mean, I watched it too.”

Cornwell believes that there was an argument for both sides, but indicated that she wasn’t surprised at the manner of Chamblee’s stance.

“This is not a PGA Tour event in terms of the Ryder Cup. It’s a PGA of America event and I certainly think he’s earned that spot. But it was just the reaction to Brad and then just the whole bully mentality, like ‘I am right and you are wrong’.”

In January 2021, Cornwell first revealed how she felt about the treatment she received at her former employer, saying “what she went through is nothing compared to what dozens of women at the network had faced”

Now, with the release of her book, she intends to take “readers inside the boys’ club of sports media and reveals the way powerful corporations cover up wrongdoings. For her, what began with sexism and retaliation exploded into a public smear campaign and, ultimately, her dismissal.”

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  1. Mike

    May 27, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Cornwell was smokin hot…no doubt at least most of what she’s saying I believe.


    May 27, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Chamblee has become ‘the story’ instead of ‘reporting’ about the story. Gotta love these marginal former players spout off. So tired of him. NBC covers Olympics that are held in ultra-repressive countries such as China (yea, been there several times) yet there’s no mention of this.

  3. R Mattsson

    May 26, 2023 at 10:55 am

    He should leave. Too much negativity is never good.

  4. Shawn T

    May 26, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Golf Channel say’s Chamblee is good for TV, I disagree. He is a bully and we shouldn’t put up with people like that. It is okay not to agree with things but don’t be a jerk.

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  6. Bill gio

    May 25, 2023 at 11:34 am

    How many majors does chamblee have? I don’t care about what his opinions are

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  10. P

    May 24, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Old white dude with a motormouth given a platform for spew his hatred of others, pfffft who would’ve thought it lol

  11. Ntl

    May 24, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    When you win most of your arguments you’re a bully. Suck it up buttercup.

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  13. Edward Bardoe

    May 24, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Chamblee’s beef with the Saudi leader is that he commuted the death penalties of the actual Khashoggi killers. Turns out he is a death penalty enthusiast! The former tour player forgets that the players of 60 years ago (lead by Saint Arnold) split off from the PGA of America to make more money, same as today’s players.

  14. Bob Jones

    May 24, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    I hear The Golf Channel is having conversations with Tucker Carlson.

  15. PJ

    May 24, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Those that cannot play talk about the players.

  16. Paul C

    May 24, 2023 at 11:02 am

    sHAMBLEE is a disgrace….his lies about LIV are epic hypocrisy….he never made it as a player and he is certainly a poor and biased commentator

    • Peter Sallis

      May 26, 2023 at 8:50 am

      What specifically has he said that is a lie.

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LPGA star blocks fan account that follows her every shot on the course



Social media in golf has changed the game in many ways.

For instance, “tracker” accounts on twitter typically follow a player and provide real time shot tracking for fans so they can keep an eye on what their favorite players are doing. The biggest example of this is “Tiger Tracker” (@GCTigerTracker) who has about 414,000 followers. Many have tried to duplicate these types of accounts with other players to varying degrees of success.

A recent example of one of these accounts is one dedicated to tracking LPGA star, Leona Maguire. In an odd turn of events, Maguire blocked the “Leona Maguire tracker” account for reasons unknown.

The tracker stated they were “hurt and confused” by the blocking.

It seems as if the block was caused by negative reporting on the shots Leona was hitting on the course. One Twitter user brought that to the attention of the tracker, who vowed to do better in the future.

At the end of the day, these “tracker” accounts are just a player’s fan accounts. Therefore, it can’t be a major shock if the player doesn’t appreciate the negative comments when they don’t have their best stuff.

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College golfer suffers gruesome on-course injury during NCAA Championship



Over the weekend, a scary injury took place at the NCAA National Championship at Greyhawk Country Club.

According to Golfweek, a sophomore from Oregon, Greg Solhaug stepped on a tee during the event. The tee went all the way through his shoe and his foot, forcing him to withdraw.

After Solhaug withdrew, Oregon only had four players remaining to compete. The Ducks head coach, Casey Martin, told he’s never seen that type of injury before.

“I’ve been in golf nearly 50 years and have never seen anything like that. He was in a lot of pain.”

The NCAA’s Associate Director Rick Nixon released a statement on the incident.

“Oregon student-athlete, Gregory Solhaug, suffered a foot injury during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships and was forced to withdraw from competition. Oregon, which completed Saturday’s second round with four players, will have the option to substitute another player into their team lineup for subsequent competition rounds, as they deem appropriate.”

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Phil Mickelson reveals why he won’t accept Brandel Chamblee’s offer to debate with him on Golf Channel



A couple of weeks ago, Phil Mickelson admitted he had been a “bit chippy” on Twitter recently. That hasn’t stopped him though, and last week he escalated the war of words between confirmed anti-LIV analyst Brandel Chamblee and himself, with support led by Brooks Koepka’s coach.

2022 saw much of LIV derided for having players now incapable of competing in major championships. Now, after many placings at Augusta, and Koepka’s win at the PGA Championship, the tide is beginning to turn, summed up by Lefty’s comment on his favourite social media site:

Soon after the victory, Koepka’s coach Claude Harmon gave his view of the ‘pay-to-play’ model, saying, “I want LIV to succeed and I want LIV to work because I am pro-professional athlete,” confirming his belief that the top golfers should be paid whatever the result.

He then took a swipe at Golf Channel’s Chamblee and golf journalist Eamon Lynch for their constant jabbing at the source of income for the rebel tour.

“Brandel is a paid actor by NBC and Golf Channel. All he’s trying to do is get his lines and shows for the Golf Channel. He’s just trying to get lines for Brandel … And I mean, I love him, I think Eamon is a fantastic writer, but for Eamon Lynch and Brandel Chamblee, who worked for NBC Golf Channel to utter the words ‘sports washing’ when the company they work for televised the last two Winter Olympics in Russia and China with the same leaders that they’ve had. It’s not like they were good leaders back then. It’s not like Putin was a good guy, right?”

Where Chamblee was happy to argue on television about the LIV/Ryder Cup debate, he is as happy as Mickelson to state his case on-line, most notably concentrating again in ‘sports-washing, ‘ denying he is a “proxy for the opinion of my employer, ” amidst a 500-plus word post that included a swipe at Harmon.

“Especially, as in the case of the person who called me a paid actor, if they can somehow profit from the evil. This is where the debate crashes headfirst into the nexus of politics, sports and narcissistic greed. Where those who want to escape it most often cloy at whataboutisms, to stop the discussion with a pejorative accusation because they don’t want their motives to be discovered.”

“So while Brooks Koepka’s win at the PGA Championship was impressive, it should not distract us from the simple fact that LIV players are being used for the benefit of some very bad people and to the detriment of a great many more good people. That LIV Golf, with its inability to develop stars and seeking to buy them like high performance cars, is undermining the dignity intrinsic in golf.”

That’s when Mickelson steps in and, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, starts the fire by posting,

“Poor Brandel. He can rip apart me and countless others, but as soon as someone shows his ignorance, he can’t handle it. He’s softer now than he was as a player.”

That was enough (again) for Chamblee, who got even more personal, highlighting the imminent release of the book by convicted insider trader Billy Walters, and his relationship with the six-time major champion. 


As NUCLR Golf tried to sum up the entire episode, Mickelson then revealed another twist – his fierce rival had blocked him!

On Saturday, midway through LIV Golf DC, Phil was back, seemingly notifying all that he would be even more vocal in future.

Asked if he would go on-screen to debate, Mickelson was clear that he wouldn’t be going to Chamblee’s ‘house’:

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