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The First Cut with Kyle Porter

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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.




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.

Duration: 00:31:10

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.

Duration: 00:34:59

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.

Duration: 00:34:25

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.

Duration: 00:33:17

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...

Duration: 00:37:08

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.

Duration: 00:35:14

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.

Duration: 00:45:35

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.

Duration: 00:47:21

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.

Duration: 00:29:01

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.

Duration: 00:35:22

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.

Duration: 00:33:24

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.

Duration: 00:38:14

08/09: Expert Picks, PGA Championship preview with Peter Kostis

It's time to pick and preview the final major of the 2017 season. First, Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the course changes (2:30), dueling narratives around Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at Quail Hollow (5:30) then give their official picks for winner, top-10 lock, sleeper and bold predictions (11:45). Then, CBS Sports' Peter Kostis joins Kyle live from Quail Hollow to preview the tournament (23:30).

Duration: 00:36:05

08/08: PGA Championship to May, Rory-Hideki takes from WGC-Bridgestone

PGA Championship week kicks off with the news that the tournament will be moving to May starting with Bethpage in 2019, slotting it between The Masters and the U.S. Open on the major championship calendar. Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson weigh in on the impact of the move (3:00). Plus, reactions to Rory McIlroy's caddie change (12:00) and Hideki Matsuyama's runaway win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (23:45).

Duration: 00:37:55

08/02: Over-Under Megamix II: Spieth, Rory, Koepka, US Open sites

Part 2 of our Over-Under super show puts Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy's career arcs side by side with predictions on major championship wins and career victories. Props for Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Tony Finau and future U.S. Open locations also included.

Duration: 00:31:42

08/01: Over-Under Megamix I: DJ, Rickie Fowler, PGA Championship props

Part 1 of our Over-Under super show covers Dustin Johnson's major championships, Rickie Fowler's career wins, some predictions for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow and more.

Duration: 00:29:40

07/26: On Spieth-Tiger comparisons, Canadian Open Expert Picks

The takes from Jordan Spieth's third major win have not stopped, and Kyle Porter brings some clarity to the conversations of comparing his pace to Tiger Woods (1:30) and Rory McIlroy (7:30). Kyle and Chip Patterson discuss how the 2017 season has shaped up for Dustin Johnson (13:30) and others in the major championships and make some expert picks for the Canadian Open (22:00).

Duration: 00:31:35

07/24: Go Get That! Recapping Jordan Spieth's epic Open win

Jordan Spieth joined Jack Nicklaus as the only player to win three legs of the career grand slam before turning 24, and now the question for Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson is how many majors Spieth will win by the end of his career. Kyle and Chip recap what was an all-time Open finish, picking out both favorite and most important moments and performances. 01:00 -- All all-time Open finish 05:30 -- Spieth's mental advantage and historic pace 10:00 -- Grading Rory McIlroy's "lost...

Duration: 00:45:01

07/21: British Open Update: Spieth, Rory and more to watch this weekend

Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson link up for a mid-championship update edition of the First Cut Podcast, reviewing the first two rounds of action at Royal Birkdale and making some predictions for the weekend at the 146th Open Championship. Will Jordan Spieth finish the job and go wire-to-wire, Tiger-style, for the win? Will Rory McIlroy chase him down? Are there any other sleepers in the mix? Chip and Kyle weigh in with grades and thoughts on the first two rounds of action. 02:20 -- Jordan...

Duration: 00:33:49

07/18: British Open picks: Winners, Top-10 locks, sleepers and more

The third major of the season is here and Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson have reconvened for the Open Championship preview you need to hear before the start of Thursday's action at Royal Birkdale. After breaking down the course, Kyle and Chip run down the storylines for Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and more along with picks and predictions for the championship.

Duration: 00:33:55

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