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Join CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and host Chip Patterson for an insiders' look at the PGA Tour. Weekend awards and recaps, tournament picks and even fantasy advice all get you set for a busy 2017 inside the ropes.

Join CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and host Chip Patterson for an insiders' look at the PGA Tour. Weekend awards and recaps, tournament picks and even fantasy advice all get you set for a busy 2017 inside the ropes.
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Join CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and host Chip Patterson for an insiders' look at the PGA Tour. Weekend awards and recaps, tournament picks and even fantasy advice all get you set for a busy 2017 inside the ropes.




2018 Open Championship Preview: What if Phil wins

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the biggest storylines and make picks for the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie. Discussion topics include the course conditions (2:30), why Tiger Woods is best-suited to win The Open of all the majors (11:30), expectations for defending champion Jordan Spieth (17:30), Brooks Koepka's consistency in the majors (28:30), Sergio Garcia's success at The Open (31:45), expectations for the top American golfers (40:10) and much more, including picks to...


A Tiger-Phil $10M money match isn't the end of golf as we know it

Reaction to reports of a Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson money match has golf fans divided on whether such exhibitions are a good or bad thing for the future of the sport. Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson weigh in with response to backlash and a fresh take on the Tiger-Phil bromance storyline in 2018 (1:00). On the course, Phil's antics resulted in another penalty on Sunday (15:30) but the biggest storyline was Kevin Na's return to the winner's circle (25:30). Across the pond, why Rory McIlroy's...


Dream Ryder Cup matchups, grading Tiger's final Open tuneup

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down what to make of Tiger Woods' performance at the Quicken Loans National (2:30) and discuss what makes Francesco Molinari such a dangerous threat in the Ryder Cup and one of the game's underrated stars (19:30). This week's Ryder Cup lookahead focuses on the European team, and what potential matchups the United States might have in looking for a victory in Paris (31:30). Plus, debating and gauging the reaction to the cheating allegations against Sung...


Midseason-ish Evaluations with's Sean Martin

Sean Martin of PGA Tour is back on the show with Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson to take stock of what's happened so far and what we can expect from the rest of the PGA Tour season. The conversation begins with major winners Brooks Koepka (1:45) and Patrick Reed (3:40), before turning to a firm but fair rating not only of Rory McIlroy's 2018 performance but his profile and legacy at this point in his career (7:30). Kyle provides an argument that every major runs through an American star...


U.S. Open Recap: Koepka, DJ, Reed, Phil's delayed apology

Kyle Porter is back from Shinnecock Hills! He and Chip Patterson to discuss winning the U.S. Open again has changed our perception of Brooks Koepka's place among the top golfers in the world (3:45), what went wrong for Dustin Johnson (12:30), Patrick Reed's Sunday surge (19:00) and the shots Tommy Fleetwood left out there during his round of 63 (23:00). Then's Sean Martin joins the show to discuss Phil Mickelson's antics and the theater around the USGA at these events (35:00)...


2018 U.S. Open Preview: Picks, bold predictions, course info, more

U.S. Open week has arrived! Before Kyle Porter travels to the tournament, he and Chip Patterson discuss Dustin Johnson as this year's favorite (7:00), the mounting pressure on Phil Mickelson to complete the grand slam (17:00) and what to expect from Tiger Woods (23:30) before getting into the history of Shinnecock Hills, what kind of players might benefit from the course setup (27:00) and some over-under predictions regarding the scoring at this year's championship. Plus, predictions for...


Bryson content is great content, Tiger's putting, NCAA Finals

This week's episode brings us to speed with Kyle takeaways from being on the scene at the NCAA Finals (2:00), Bryson DeChambeau's win at The Memorial and what to expect from him throughout the rest of the 2018 season (11:30), Tiger Woods' struggles on the green (26:30), thoughts on Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson from the Memorial (34:00) and way-too-early Ryder Cup pairings talk (40:00).


JT to No. 1, Tiger Woods ready to win, Webb Simpson back in Ryder Cup picture

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the biggest takeaways from The Players, including how Webb Simpson's win puts him right in the middle of the Ryder Cup picture (1:30), Tiger Woods' weekend performance and what it means for the season (13:03), Justin Thomas taking over World No. 1 and Kyle gives us a history lesson on the No. 1 ranking in the 21st Century (26:30). Plus, a look ahead to Trinity Forest, the Texas swing and the intrigue in Jordan Spieth's performance over the next couple...


Jason Day takes Quail Hollow, PLAYERS preview and picks

Kyle explains his frustrations with Jason Day play (2:30), expectations for Tiger Woods at The Players (11:30) and what makes TPC Sawgrass unique and great (13:00). Plus, Kyle biggest takeaways from being on the scene last year (19:45), expert picks (22:00), what a win would mean for Rory McIlroy (25:15) and more.


Tiger, Rory, JT headline a loaded field at Quail Hollow

The post-Masters hangover is over, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are back in action and we're counting down the days to the U.S. Open with a great run of golf in May that starts with the Wells Fargo in Charlotte this weekend. Kyle and Chip discuss Quail Hollow as the post-All Star Break tournament in the PGA Tour season (2:00), what to expect from the course (4:30), Patrick Reed's return to competition after winning the Masters (6:00), Rickie Fowler (12:45) and the headliners to expect in...


Masters recap: Tiger, Phil, Reed, Spieth, will McIlroy win at Augusta?

Kyle Porter is back from Augusta National, and having had many peach ice cream sandwiches he's an expert on everything that happened at the Masters. Kyle and Chip discuss whether this was an elite Masters (1:30), the polarizing case of Patrick Reed (8:00), if Rory McIlroy just missed one of the best chances he'll get to win a green jacket (22:00), Jordan Spieth vs. Augusta National Golf Club (30:00), attention on the U.S. Open for Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson and where Tiger Woods...


2018 Masters Preview, Part II: 18 over-unders on Rory, Tiger, Spieth, more

The First Cut Podcast found its footing in the lands of over-under debates, so Chip has prepared 18 over-unders for Kyle to pick. The props cover everything from high and low score for stars like Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth to the average score on one of Augusta's toughest holes and snacks consumed by Kyle in the media center.


2018 Masters Preview, Part I: Picks to win, top-10 lock, sleepers

Before Kyle takes off to head to Augusta it's time for the final word on expert picks heading into The Masters. Kyle and Chip talk storylines before diving into their picks to win (8:15), top-10 locks (16:00), sleepers (20:00) and surprise predictions (27:00).


Ranking the 2018 Masters Field with Brendan Porath

SB Nation's Brendan Porath joins the show to debate and discuss Kyle's 1-86 ranking of the 2018 Masters field. Brendan, Kyle and Chip talk re-watching old Masters broadcasts (3:00), how the amateurs stack up against each other and the former champions (7:00), potential one-round wonders (19:00), an over-Under on Bryson DeChambeau wins (32:00), expectations for Rickie Fowler (42:00) and then Brendan and Kyle compare their top 10s (48:00).


Houston Open preview, Masters Rootability Rankings

The question, "What can we take away from Bubba Watson's match play win? (4:30)" kicks off the show with a few minutes of discussion on the weekend's WGC match play event. Then it's on to the top storylines from the Houston Open (10:00), with Kyle's picks on the winner, a top-lock and sleeper (17:00). Then our Masters 2018 Preview kicks off with the Rootability Rankings, talking fan-favorites and who we want to win at Augusta this year (23:30).


2018 is shaping up to be an all-time year for golf

Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas have already notched wins in 2018. Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson have ended droughts and done the same. Tiger Woods is back, not just to completing full weekends but competing on Sunday to win. All of that has happened, and we haven't even gotten to The Masters yet. Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson talk Rory (4:00), Tiger (15:30), Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau (27:30) and all of the highlights from the last two weeks on the PGA Tour.


Phil's race to 50 wins, JT to No. 2 in the world, Valspar preview

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap an exhilarating weekend in golf. Highlights include thoughts on Phil Mickelson's first win since 2013 (3:30), Shubhanker Sharma's meteoric rise up the rankings and recent Masters invite (16:00) , JT's move to No. 2 in the world and whether this hot streak will include a major win (24:00) and Valspar Championship preview, picks to win and sleepers to watch (37:30).


JT's historic pace, Tiger's new swing, WGC-Mexico picks

Kyle begins with a look at Justin Thomas' early pro career against Jordan Spieth's (2:00). Then he and Chip talk Tiger's return to contention (11:00) and other Honda Classic takeaways, what to make of JT ejecting a fan (22:30) and who is going to win at WGC-Mexico (28:00).


Rory says Spieth is underrated, Honda Classic picks

Kyle and Chip dive into lessons learned from the end of the California swing as we transition to Florida and look ahead to the Honda Classic. This week's episode includes what Bubba Watson's win at Riveriera means for his 2018 outlook (3:30), Phil Mickelson's continued success (7:00), the highs and lows of Tiger Woods' game right now (15:00), Rickie Fowler being favored by Vegas over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy at the Honda Classic (23:00) and diving into Rory McIlroy's suggestion that...


Genesis Open preview, picks: Tiger, Rory, DJ

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are back to preview a huge weekend in golf at the Genesis Open. Before getting into picks for this weekend is a review of Ted Potter Jr. going head-to-head with Dustin Johnson at Pebble Beach (7:00) and then why DJ is a no-brainer top-10 lock for this weekend at Riviera (12:00). Plus, talking Phil Mickelson's resurgence (17:00), why course history should temper your expectations for Tiger Woods (23:15), picks to win, sleepers and much more.