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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

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
06/14: US Open Preview: Sleepers, Expert Picks,...
Part II of II in the official 2017 U.S. Open Preview. Kyle and Chip run down their list of sleepers, top-10 locks and offer up their prediction for the top five on the final leaderboard. Plus, the wei
32 min
06/13: US Open Preview: Course setup, the case ...
Part I of II in the official 2017 U.S. Open Preview. Kyle checks in from Erin Hlils with course setup information, an update on Phil Mickelson's chances at playing and makes the case for Dustin Johnso
28 min
06/07: How to quality for the U.S. Open, St. Ju...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review the U.S. Open qualification process ahead of next week's national championship at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. It's "open" to everyone, but what kind of golfer ends u
31 min
06/06: Phil's U.S. Open future, why "drive for ...
Jason Dufner's win at The Memorial is the latest in a strong season for statistically average (or below-average) putters. Kyle explains his argument for the game being won away from the green, and sha
34 min
05/31: Picking the Memorial, going all-in on Jo...
Kyle makes his expert picks for The Memorial, one of the most anticipated stops on the PGA Tour. Winner, top-10 lock, and a sleeper, along with what to expect from DJ, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and more
30 min
05/30: Tiger Woods DUI fallout, Kisner and Spie...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to Tiger Woods' DUI arrest over Memorial Day weekend and review Kevin Kisner's win over Jordan Spieth and others at Colonial.
32 min
05/24: Cooling off the Jordan Spieth hot takes,...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the weekend action at Colonial Country Club, where defending champion Jordan Spieth looks to get back on track after two straight missed cuts ...
33 min
05/23: Byron Nelson playoff, Dustin Johnson's T...
Why Billy Horschel's win is good for golf, how Dustin Johnson's 2017 stacks up to recent dominance and a look behind the scenes at the team supporting each PGA Tour golfer.
29 min
05/17: Jordan Spieth eats Wheaties, Byron Nelso...
Jordan Spieth is the hometown star at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas, but will he be able to notch his first top-10 in the event this weekend at TPC Four Seasons? Kyle and Chip preview the tournament
35 min
05/16: More wins moving forward: Si Woo Kim or ...
Kyle Porter is back from a week on the course and behind the scenes for Si Woo Kim's victory at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Kyle and Chip discuss what's next for the 21-year old from Sou
33 min
05/10: LIVE from The Players: Tommy Fleetwood, ...
Kyle checks in from The Players along with SB Nation's Brendan Porath to preview the star-studded tournament at TPC Sawgrass. Plus, a conversation with 26-year old English golfer Tommy Fleetwood on Th
36 min
05/08: DJ's return, what to make of Phil and mo...
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review Brian Harman's late charge to win the Wells Fargo over Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez, react to Dustin Johnson's first tournament since withdrawing from The Masters
34 min
05/03: Dustin Johnson is back! Wells Fargo prev...
Kyle answers fan questions in the Mailbag and gives his expert picks (winner, top-10 lock and sleeper pick) for the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point, featuring the return of world No. 1 Dustin
35 min
05/01 Playoff finish highlights new-look Zurich
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson kick off the First Cut Podcast with an instant review of the playoff finish to the Zurich in New Orleans. From Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt's win to the superstars who
33 min