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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.




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.


Rory's ready to win, Phoenix Open picks, PGA Merch Show interviews

Rory McIlroy wasn't able to grab a win in Dubai, but his recent play has Kyle and Chip thinking that he's in a good place to battle with the best in the world in 2018 (2:00). After previewing the Phoenix Open (14:00), it's on to Kyle's one-on-one conversations with Jonathan Wall of (29:45), Vice President of PGA of America Suzy Whaley (48:00) and golf historian Bob Denney (59:05).


Grading Tiger Woods, Jason Day; one-on-one with Greg Norman

Kyle Porter is back from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, bringing a ton of great interviews with him starting with his sit down with Greg Norman (31:00). First, Kyle and Chip grade out the performances from Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Alex Noren and others from Torrey Pines (7:00), including what Tiger's post-round comments might suggest in relation to his ability to compete against the field in 2018 (17:30).


Rory's 2018 debut, DJ's over/under win total for the year, more

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the upcoming action on the European Tour at Abu Dhabi, where Rory McIlroy is making his 2018 debut and Dustin Johnson looks to continue his run of great early season play. Plus, a look back at the Sony Open and expert picks for the Career Builder Challenge this weekend on the PGA Tour.


Will Tiger Woods win? 2018 predictions and Sony Open picks

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson return for the first show of 2018 to make some bold predictions for the calendar year and preview the Sony Open. First comes highlights from Kyle's 10 predictions for the year, including some thoughts on what's ahead for Tiger Woods (3:30), Rickie Fowler (11:30), Jordan Spieth (15:00), Brooks Koepka (18:30), Rory McIlroy (21:30), Patrick Cantlay (24:00), and more. Plus, expert picks for the Sony Open in Hawaii (30:45).


Tiger takeaways, early 2018 schedule preview

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson reconnect after Tiger Woods' impressive performance at the Hero World Challenge, breaking down the best and worst of his round and readjusting expectations for his level of competitiveness this coming season. Plus, what stood out from Rickie Fowler's win at the event and an early look ahead to the tournaments to watch on the early 2018 schedule.


Expectations for Tiger's return at the Hero World Challenge

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson try to balance excitement for Tiger Woods' return and realistic expectations looking ahead to the weekend action at the Hero World Challenge. Plus, trying to break down and understand both sides in on the debate of rolling back the golf ball.


JT to No. 3 in the world, Tiger's social media habits, HSBC picks

Back from a brief hiatus, Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson catch up on the early action in the 2017-18 season. After his win last weekend, Justin Thomas has vaulted up to No. 3 in the world rankings and deserves consideration for the strongest golfer around at this moment. Kyle and Chip discuss JT, the Americans' dominance at the top of the world rankings, Tiger Woods' social media presence and what to expect in Shanghai at the first WGC event of the season.


09/27: JT caps the year he owned, Presidents Cup Preview, Expert Picks

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are here with the deluxe edition of the Presidents Cup preview. Odds, props and an expert prediction highlight this breakdown of the Americans against the International Team this weekend at Liberty National. Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas highlight an American team looking to continue its dominance in this event and gain some momentum heading into the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.


09/20: Picking the FedEx Cup, Tour Championship winners

Heading into the Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss various scenarios for the tournament and how they could impact the ultimate FedEx Cup winner. Will Jordan Spieth win the FedEx Cup but not the Tour Championship? Can Rickie Fowler grab a win and the $10 million purse after 10 top-10 finishes on the season? Where do Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson fit into this picture? Kyle and Chip break it all down, from complicated...


09/13: DJ, Spieth, Thomas headline penultimate playoff event

The BMW Championship will cut the field of competitors for the FedExCup Playoffs from 70 to 30, making this weekend the last chance for players to position themselves to make a run at the $10 million purse heading into next weekend's Tour Championship at East Lake. Kyle and Chip discuss expectations for Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas heading into the event, pick some players that will make a move from outside the top-30 and offer projections for the eventual playoff champion.


09/07: What Phil brings to the Presidents Cup, Justin Thomas' big win

Justin Thomas' win at the Dell Technologies Championship puts him in a good position to win the FedEx Cup, but did it lock up the PGA Tour Player of the Year race? Kyle Porter weighs in and discusses takeaways from the second playoff event, where Thomas bested Spieth in the final round for the win. Plus, breaking down the Presidents Cup rosters and dissecting the crazy circus that is the Long Drive Championship.


08/29: DJ-Spieth showdown brought all of the takes on golf's future

The FedEx Cup Playoffs got started in the best way possible, with Dustin Johnson beating Jordan Spieth with one of the shots of the year on the first playoff hole at the Northern Trust. But DJ's absurd line on his drive also started a conversation about where the game is headed, a take-storm that everyone (including Kyle Porter) weighed in on. Kyle and Chip recap all the fun from the first round of the playoffs and preview the next event, the Dell Technologies Championship.


08/24: Presidents Cup roster predictions, breakdown vs. International Team

The Presidents Cup is one month away. With two events left until the rosters are set, Kyle Porter joins Chip Patterson to make some predictions and preview the matchup between the United States and the International Team, talking head-to-head matchups, ideal pairings and much more.


08/23: FedEx Cup Preview, Northern Trust expert picks

The playoffs have arrived on the PGA Tour, and Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are here with an explainer on the FedEx Cup format and a preview of the first event, the 125-player Northern Trust in Old Westbury, New York. Kyle weighs in with his winner, top-10 lock and sleeper for the event, along with thoughts on who could end up $10 million richer as the FedEx Cup champion in Atlanta next month.


08/20: FedEx Cup Playoff set, U.S. wins Solheim Cup

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review a busy weekend of golf. Not only did Henrik Stenson return to form with a win at the Wyndham Championship, but a handful of other players snuck inside the cut for the playoffs and battled to keep their PGA Tour card. Plus, extra hole action at the U.S. Amateur and Lexi Thompson's clutch play to help the United States win the Solheim Cup.


08/14: Instant reaction from Justin Thomas' PGA Championship win

Sunday delivered all the thrills as 24-year-old Justin Thomas broke out of a five-way tie for first place on the back nine to win his first major championship. Kyle Porter checks in from Quail Hollow on Sunday night with some instant reaction to JT's win, and talks with PGA Tour's Sean Martin about the event and what to look for over the next couple weeks of the season.


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