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The First Cut takes you inside the ropes of the golf world, on the PGA Tour and beyond. Tournament previews and picks, deep dives into the players and storylines that matter in the sport of golf. Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) and Greg DuCharme (@therealGFD) join us every week for PGA Tour DFS, betting picks and information you need to know to win your 'One and Done' pools. Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) and Mark Immelman (@mark_immelman) bring you the news to know and expert analysis on the world's most elite players.---'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit

Talking Masters with Sean Martin (04/03)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are joined by Sean Martin of to preview the 2019 Masters
37 min
Kuchar's Q1 report (04/01)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Kevin Kisner's win over Matt Kuchar, Tiger and more from Match Play
26 min
The Masters inside the numbers (03/27)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss stats, facts, notes and stories from throughout the history of The Masters
52 min
Match Play Bracket Reveal Live! (03/25)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to the draw for the WGC Match Play this weekend in Austin
33 min
Valspar Championship Preview (03/20)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson talk Rory, Masters and preview the Valspar Championship
33 min
How Rory wins (03/17)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Rory McIlroy's win at The Players
44 min
Previewing The Players (03/13)
Kyle Porter, Chip Patterson and Uproxx Sports' Robby Kalland make picks and predictions for The Players
43 min
Euros crushed, but Rory faded at Tiger-less Bay...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Arnold Palmer Invitational and look ahead to the Players Championship
35 min
Tiger sits, rules drama continues, picks to win...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
46 min
Justin, we need to talk (03/04)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Honda Classic in Palm Beach and discuss Justin Thomas' war of words with the USGA
33 min
DJ vs. Rory (02/26)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson compare Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy after DJ's win in Mexico
38 min
WGC-Mexico Preview (02/20)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down a star-studded field for the weekend action in Mexico
37 min
JB outlasts JT, Tiger thrills at Riviera (02/18)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap a windy and rainy weekend at the Genesis Open
41 min
Singing in the rain (02/14)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson spend Thursday's rain delay discussing Matt Kuchar and more
28 min
What Phil's Pebble win means for his U.S. Open ...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the drama from Phil Mickelson's Monday finish at Pebble Beach
25 min
Jordan Spieth (02/06)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down the week in golf and Jordan Spieth joins the show
34 min
Rickie's rollercoaster Sunday, Sergio's DQ and ...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap a busy weekend in golf, starting with Rickie Fowler's win at the Phoenix Open
35 min
Jim Nantz, Lexi Thompson, Sean Martin (01/29)
Kyle recaps the PGA Merchandise show and Sean Martin of joins to preview the weekend
55 min
Justin Rose reminded everyone he's No. 1 (01/27)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Justin Rose's win and Tiger Woods' performance and Torrey Pines over the weekend.
58 min
Tiger making 2019 debut at Torrey Pines (01/21)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson look ahead to Tiger Woods' 2019 PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open
38 min
Jordan Spieth sounds lost, Desert Classic previ...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson talk Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth and preview the weekend in golf
32 min
On Kuchar and tipping (01/13)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review Matt Kuchar's win at the Sony Open
35 min
Sony Open Preview (01/09)'s Sean Martin joins Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson to preview the weekend action in golf
40 min
Xander steals one in Hawaii (01/06)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap an epic comeback win for Xander Schauffele in the Tournament of Champions
36 min
Tournament of Champions preview (01/02)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the first event of the 2019 golf calendar, the Tournament of Champions from Hawai
34 min
Top Storylines in Golf for 2019 (12/28)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down the top storylines that will dominate the sport in 2019
36 min
Top 5 events of 2018 (12/13)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson rank their favorite events from the 2018 season
39 min
Grading Tiger's 2018 comeback year (12/5)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review Jon Rahm's win and review Tiger Woods' memorable 2018
31 min
The Match was Phil's wheelhouse (11/24)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Phil Mickelson's win against Tiger Woods in The Match
30 min
Tiger-Phil preview (11/19)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the upcoming holiday weekend match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson
26 min
The youth movement is real (11/14)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the latest in golf
33 min
Time to sell your Bryson stock (11/7)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to Bryson DeChambeau's win in Las Vegas over the weekend.
37 min
Expectations for Jordan Spieth in 2019 (10/31)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down where Xander Schauffele stands among his peers after his third win (2:00) and other takeaways from the HSBC Champions (14:00)
32 min
Why being No. 1 in the world might be underrate...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down Brooks Koepka's win at the C-J Cup, his rise to No. 1 in the World Rankings and debate how much value should be placed in being in No. 1 (2:00). Plus, checkin
38 min
What current American star might be the next Jo...
With Johnny Miller stepping away from the booth, Kyle and Chip predict which current Americans might have a path to television in their future (1:00). Then it's on to the hard evidence and reasoning b
39 min
JT is the headliner, Xander's a sleeper, more M...
CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter joins Chip Patterson to preview the weekend on the PGA Tour. First is a deep dive into the complicated turnaround from one season to the next in the fall arou
36 min
Talking through the U.S. Ryder Cup defeat (10/1)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the 2018 Ryder Cup, explaining why the United States' performance was embarrassing (3:00), why the European side has been so dominant in this series on European so
46 min
Ryder Cup Preview (9/26)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson lay out their final predictions and expectations for the Ryder Cup. Topics include official score prediction (3:00), whether the Patrick Reed-Jordan Spieth pairing has r
49 min
Tiger's win is the perfect finale to the PGA To...
In a season that was dominated by the rush of Tiger Woods' return to contending in major championships, what better way to bring it to a close than his first victory since 2013? Kyle Porter and Chip P
31 min
Tour Championship Preview (9/19)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the big announcement from Congressional Club (2:00) and the changes coming to the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup starting in 2019 (7:30). Then its on to the Tou
43 min
Grading U.S., European Ryder Cup Teams (9/13)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Keegan Bradley's win over Justin Rose in the BMW Championship (5:00), the big takeaways from Tiger Woods going low (10:00), why the European Ryder Cup locker room
51 min
Why players with a lot to prove excel in the pl...
Bryson DeChambeau's win over the weekend, his second straight in as many FedEx Cup Playoff events, locked up a spot on the United States' Ryder Cup team and continued a trend regarding late season and
45 min
Did Bryson clinch a Ryder Cup spot? (8/29)
Kyle and Chip break down what Bryson DeChambeau's win means for his Ryder Cup chances and the potential scenarios ahead with the captain's pick announcements in the coming weeks (5:00). Plus, slowly g
29 min
FedEx Cup Playoffs Preview (8/21)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson the golf rarity that was Brant Sneder shooting 59 with a bogey (3:30), whether Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy is more likely to make a late run in the playoffs (12:00), T
31 min
Tiger won everything but the Wanamaker (8/14)
Kyle Porter is back from the PGA Championship, joining Chip Patterson to talk Tiger's performance and what it says about his future in major championship golf (3:15), a deep dive into Brooks Koepka's
68 min
PGA Championship Preview (8/6)
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the 100th PGA Championship, starting with Kyle's preparation for on-site coverage and what to expect from the course (1:30). Then they guys break down Justin Tho
43 min
Tiger's Firestone success, DJ or Rory for the P...
It's a road game for Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson but the First Cut takes no weeks off, particularly during golf's elite early August schedule. First, why WGC's, and Bridgestone in particular, get o
37 min
The Open recap: Tiger thrills, Spieth and Rory ...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap an incredible Sunday and weekend from Carnoustie. Tune in as the guys discuss The Open proving why its up there with The Masters as the best major championship (2:
69 min
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 be
57 min
A Tiger-Phil $10M money match isn't the end of ...
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 we
42 min
Dream Ryder Cup matchups, grading Tiger's final...
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 C
55 min
Midseason-ish Evaluations with's Se...
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 ...
43 min
U.S. Open Recap: Koepka, DJ, Reed, Phil's delay...
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), w
53 min
2018 U.S. Open Preview: Picks, bold predictions...
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 comple
64 min
Bryson content is great content, Tiger's puttin...
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
48 min
JT to No. 1, Tiger Woods ready to win, Webb Sim...
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 perform
37 min
Jason Day takes Quail Hollow, PLAYERS preview a...
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
35 min
Tiger, Rory, JT headline a loaded field at Quai...
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
44 min
Masters recap: Tiger, Phil, Reed, Spieth, will ...
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 Mas
62 min
2018 Masters Preview, Part II: 18 over-unders o...
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 Tige
32 min
2018 Masters Preview, Part I: Picks to win, top...
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
39 min
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 s
76 min
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 stor
37 min
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 w
39 min
Phil's race to 50 wins, JT to No. 2 in the worl...
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
48 min
JT's historic pace, Tiger's new swing, WGC-Mexi...
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
34 min
Rory says Spieth is underrated, Honda Classic p...
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 Ri
50 min
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 J
32 min
Rory's ready to win, Phoenix Open picks, PGA Me...
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 Phoe
71 min
Grading Tiger Woods, Jason Day; one-on-one with...
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 perfor
46 min
Rory's 2018 debut, DJ's over/under win total fo...
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 se
38 min
Will Tiger Woods win? 2018 predictions and Sony...
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 th
38 min
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
31 min
Expectations for Tiger's return at the Hero Wor...
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
35 min
JT to No. 3 in the world, Tiger's social media ...
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
34 min
09/27: JT caps the year he owned, Presidents Cu...
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
33 min
09/20: Picking the FedEx Cup, Tour Championship...
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
37 min
09/13: DJ, Spieth, Thomas headline penultimate ...
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
35 min
09/07: What Phil brings to the Presidents Cup, ...
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
45 min
08/29: DJ-Spieth showdown brought all of the ta...
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 absur
47 min
08/24: Presidents Cup roster predictions, break...
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 th
29 min
08/23: FedEx Cup Preview, Northern Trust expert...
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
35 min
08/20: FedEx Cup Playoff set, U.S. wins Solheim...
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
33 min
08/14: Instant reaction from Justin Thomas' PGA...
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
38 min
08/09: Expert Picks, PGA Championship preview w...
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 Q
36 min
08/08: PGA Championship to May, Rory-Hideki tak...
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 cale
37 min
08/02: Over-Under Megamix II: Spieth, Rory, Koe...
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 Ros
31 min
08/01: Over-Under Megamix I: DJ, Rickie Fowler,...
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.
29 min
07/26: On Spieth-Tiger comparisons, Canadian Op...
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
31 min
07/24: Go Get That! Recapping Jordan Spieth's e...
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 wi
45 min
07/21: British Open Update: Spieth, Rory and mo...
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 we
33 min
07/18: British Open picks: Winners, Top-10 lock...
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. Aft
33 min
07/16: The polarizing Bryson DeChambeau wins Br...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson offer instant reaction to Bryson DeChambeau's incredible back nine on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic and earn a spot in the British Open. DeChambeau has been a pol
25 min
07/12: Jon Rahm looking Open-ready, Rory's stru...
The countdown to the British Open is on with a recap of Jon Rahm's win in the Irish Open and a preview of what to watch in the Scottish Open as we sit one week away from the start of play at Royal Bir
35 min
07/05: Tiger talks, Irish Open preview and Gree...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview a big weekend on both the European and PGA Tours, with Rory McIlroy hosting the Irish Open and the Greenbrier Classic making it's return.
39 min
07/03: Four tournaments, not enough TVs: Recapp...
On a weekend light with big names on the PGA Tour, golf still delivered the thrills on Sunday. Kyle Stanley bested Charley Hoffman III in a playoff at the Quicken Loans National, British Open sleeper
35 min
06/28: Quickens Loans Expert Picks: Can Fowler ...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Quickens Loans National, starting with a spotlight on Rickie Fowler in his return to action since a disappointing finish at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The
23 min
06/27: Spieth's epic chip-in win, what's fuelin...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review the Jordan Spieth's all-time great hole-out to win in a playoff over Daniel Berger at the Travelers Championship. Kyle explains how Spieth's game and success set
31 min
06/22: Inside the Phil Mickelson-Bones split, T...
Kyle Porter breaks down Phil Mickelson's decision to switch up his caddie, ending a 25-year relationship with Bones, including what's next for both. Plus, a preview of the Travelers Championship and e
28 min
06/19: U.S. Open highlights, lowlights: Koepka,...
Kyle Porter joins Chip Patterson on the road back from Erin Hills after witnessing Brooks Koepka run away from the field to win the 2017 U.S. Open on Sunday. Kyle and Chip judge Koepka against the top
38 min