The First Cut with Kyle Porter

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CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and host Chip Patterson take 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 and guests from around the sport keep you up to date on the latest in the golf on the First Cut Podcast.

Episode Date
RBC Heritage Preview (04/17)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson make picks for the weekend action in Hilton Head, South Carolina. First, why Tiger's physical transformations play a key part in appreciating his current success (2:20) and recapping the podcast's post-Augusta trip to Pinehurst (8:30). Then, previewing the weekend ahead with a strong field RBC Heritage (15:21) and a discussion of the best player without a PGA Tour win (19:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
Live From Augusta Part IV (04/14)
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Kyle Porter and Sean Martin of PGATour.com join Chip Patterson from Augusta to recap Tiger Woods' win at the 2019 Masters. First, the magnitude of Tiger's win (1:00), the impact of weather (12:00), what to make of Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka's performances (22:00), what the vibe was like Sunday morning for the uncommon start (35:00), biggest surprises/disappointments (41:00) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 15, 2019
Live From Augusta Part III (04/12)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the first two rounds of the 2019 Masters. First, what to make of the crowded leaderboard, who to pick to win the green jacket. Then, the highlights from Tiger Woods and what to make of Rory McIlroy's struggles.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 13, 2019
Live From Augusta Part II (04/10)
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Kyle Porter, Robby Kalland and Chip Patterson take a look at the betting odds for the 2019 Masters. With recording live on site at Augusta National, the conversation begins with players to fade (2:00), Robby's pick to win (10:30) and the places to find real value on the odds board (15:00). Then, picks for head-to-head tournament matchups (18:30) and Kyle's last-minute takeaways after talking to the players on Tuesday (25:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2019
Live From Augusta Part I (04/08)
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Kyle Porter joins Chip Patterson live from Augusta National with the latest on the 2019 Masters. First, a review of the Augusta women's amateur (1:44) and a stock check on Texas Open winner Corey Conners and Rickie Fowler (8:31). Then, whether we should expect -- and what defines -- a "good winner" at the Masters (19:30), the influence of rules officials with a review of Tiger Woods' "Dropgate" in 2013 (25:30) and final notes on Sergio, Rory and Spieth (31:21).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2019
Talking Masters with Sean Martin (04/03)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to preview the 2019 Masters. First, a spotlight on Lucas Bjerregaard after his showing in match play (3:52) and a discussion on how we should rank and rate Tiger Woods as a contender to win another green jacket (11:28). Then, whether Augusta National will be the breakthrough spot for Jordan Spieth (23:50), Sean's picks to win (31:23) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
Kuchar's Q1 report (04/01)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Kevin Kisner's win over Matt Kuchar, Tiger and more from Match Play. First, what stood out from&nbsp; Kisner's match play win (0:30) including his standing a potential Ryder Cup pick in 2020 (3:00). Then it's on to Kuchar's back-and-forth with Sergio Garcia (6:39), Tiger's win against Rory (13:17) and varying levels of concern for Jason Day, Justin Thomas and more top players that failed to get out of group play (17:20).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2019
The Masters inside the numbers (03/27)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss stats, facts, notes and stories from throughout the history of The Masters. Some of our key numbers include the most common number of tries before a winner breaks through (2:00), some stats to back up Jack Nicklaus' argument as the GOAT at Augusta (8:00) and go deep on Tiger Woods' bogey-free second since all four days in 1997 (14:00). Plus, the highest score to ever win, most common cut numbers (17:13), how and when the cost of a Masters badge has inflated over time (27:27), the best career scoring average and more from the championship's storied history (31:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2019
Match Play Bracket Reveal Live! (03/25)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to the draw for the WGC Match Play this weekend in Austin. First, whether match play success can translate to stroke play success (4:30), Rory and DJ as heavy favorites to advance to the quarterfinals (9:00), Bryson DeChambeau making his match play debut (13:50). Plus, it's Tiger Woods's first tournament in Texas since 2005 (23:00), whether Jordan Spieth is "close" to putting it all together (24:21), picks to win and much more (29:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2019
Valspar Championship Preview (03/20)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson talk Rory, Masters and preview the Valspar Championship. First, Rory McIlroy's Players win falling below the fold in the shadow of March Madness (1:30), why The Open being at Royal Portrush could be beneficial for his chances to win at Augusta (7:55) and Masters Corner takes a look at players with recent success over the last 10 years (10:45). Then, a preview of the Valspar Championship field with picks to win (23:00) and what we can learn from Dustin Johnson's performance this week (27:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2019
How Rory wins (03/17)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Rory McIlroy's win at The Players. First, celebration for an incredible finish at TPC Sawgrass with a packed leaderboard and plenty of movement (2:00), then a more specific look at Rory's play on the weekend (08:10) and how he outlasted the field to claim his first Players win. Then, Jon Rahm's delayed but predicted meltdown (21:25), Tiger's disaster at the 17th on Saturday (28:40) and what Rory's win means for the Masters outlook (35:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2019
Previewing The Players (03/13)
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Kyle Porter, Chip Patterson and Uproxx Sports' Robby Kalland make picks and predictions for The Players. First, Robby's experience from playing TPC Sawgrass and guesses on the winning score (6:45), why long hitters might be helped by the condition (12:30) and expectations for Tiger Woods (19:17). Plus, picks to win (23:27), players to fade (29:33) and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2019
Euros crushed, but Rory faded at Tiger-less Bay Hill (03/11)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Arnold Palmer Invitational and look ahead to the Players Championship. First, why Bay Hill's setup played into the hands of European stars (1:10), whether Rory McIlroy's Sunday performances are an indicator of struggles or a future breakthrough (5:50) and if Rickie Fowler can ever be trusted to win when he's in contention (11:51). Plus, why Francesco Molinari is playing the best golf of his career at 36 (15:30) and how The Players compares to the year's biggest events (28:10).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2019
Tiger sits, rules drama continues, picks to win at Bay Hill (03/06)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. First, reason to be concerned about Tiger Woods' neck injury (1:08), the continued fallout from the USGA vs. the PGA Tour stars in regards to rules (12:25) and what it might look like for the tour to break out on its own (21:06). Then, the keys to winning at Bay Hill (31:05), storylines to watch and picks to win (35:21).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2019
Justin, we need to talk (03/04)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Honda Classic in Palm Beach and discuss Justin Thomas' war of words with the USGA. First, Vijay Singh's transition into fan favorite (2:27), how to grade Rickie Fowler's Sunday surge (10:25), whether Brooks Koepka had one of the best weeks in the field (13:50) and whether Ryan Palmer had one of the best rounds of the year with his 63 (16:02). Then, Justin Thomas going toe-to-toe with the USGA (18:11) and how it continues a trend of player empowerment across professional sports (23:05).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2019
DJ vs. Rory (02/26)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson compare Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy after DJ's win in Mexico. First, the robotic greatness of DJ with a hot putter (1:48), where Rory fell short on Sunday (8:21) and the challenges of converting incredible talent into consistent winning on the PGA Tour (15:00). Plus, grading Tiger Woods' performance in Mexico (27:15) and assembling a World Golf Championship All-Star team (32:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2019
WGC-Mexico Preview (02/20)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down a star-studded field for the weekend action in Mexico. First, everyone's favorite late-February golfer guessing game, 'Puerto Rico or Mexico?' (1:20) and a review of the WGC format with names to watch from the exclusive field (8:35). Plus, why Adam Scott is awesome (14:00), picks to win (20:30), sleepers and storylines to follow heading into the weekend (27:17).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
JB outlasts JT, Tiger thrills at Riviera (02/18)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap a windy and rainy weekend at the Genesis Open. First, what the win means for JB Holmes (1:30), what went wrong for Justin Thomas (8:25) and how we should grade Tiger's play at a course where he's never won (17:27). Plus, Jordan Spieth continues a troubling trend of late-tournament struggles (26:15) and the debate for top golfer in the game right now starts to heat up (33:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2019
Singing in the rain (02/14)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson spend Thursday's rain delay discussing Matt Kuchar and more. First, the latest on the Kuchar tipping scandal (1:54), when players really start to turn their attention to Augusta (14:07), Tiger's struggles at Riviera and what to expect from him (18:26) along with other golfers to watch in the field (23:55).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2019
What Phil's Pebble win means for his U.S. Open chances (02/11)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the drama from Phil Mickelson's Monday finish at Pebble Beach. First, why Phil Mickelson wanted to keep playing in the darkness on Sunday (1:45) and what the win means for his U.S. Open chances at Pebble Beach in June (6:04). Plus, Paul Casey's missed opportunity (15:30), a disappointing week for Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson (17:58) and why Jason Day might be a sleeper pick to win a major in 2019 (29:44).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
Jordan Spieth (02/06)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down the week in golf and Jordan Spieth joins the show. First, an early preview of the weekend action at Pebble Beach (5:33), including what to expect from Dustin Johnson (10:05) after a win overseas and Brooks Koepka's comments on Sergio Garcia's DQ (13:45). Then its on to Kyle's conversation with Jordan Spieth (19:34), discussing why he's honest at press conferences (23:20), playing golf with U.S. Presidents (30:12) and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Rickie's rollercoaster Sunday, Sergio's DQ and more (02/03)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap a busy weekend in golf, starting with Rickie Fowler's win at the Phoenix Open. First, Rickie's triple-bogey on 11 was one of many insane twists and turns on Sunday (0:55) and how does the win change any expectations for him moving forward (8:40). Plus, other takeaways from the weekend action (15:30) and whether the backlash to Sergio Garcia's misconduct on the European Tour is valid after this disqualification for damaging the greens (23:10).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2019
Jim Nantz, Lexi Thompson, Sean Martin (01/29)
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Kyle recaps the PGA Merchandise show and Sean Martin of PGATour.com joins to preview the weekend. First, Kyle's discussions recorded in Orlando with Jim Nantz (6:20) and Lexi Thompson (13:53) along with the coolest thing he saw at the show. Then Sean Martin joins fresh off Torrey Pines to talk about Tiger Woods' first win there (23:35), how to assess the performances from both Justin Rose and Adam Scott (29:00), expectations for Hideki Matsuyama (38:13) and expert picks for the Waste Management Open (42:05).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2019
Justin Rose reminded everyone he's No. 1 (01/27)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Justin Rose's win and Tiger Woods' performance and Torrey Pines over the weekend. First, how Justin Rose elevated himself against a leaderboard of the game's top talent (5:08), what to make of Tiger's charge on Sunday (20:43) and then other weekend takeaways, including Bryson's win on the European Tour and Rory's showing in his first run at the Farmer's Open (34:10).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 28, 2019
Tiger making 2019 debut at Torrey Pines (01/21)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson look ahead to Tiger Woods' 2019 PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open. After Adam Long held off Phil Mickelson at the Desert Classic, Kyle and Chip break down what it means for Long (0:34) and whether this is an indicator of what to expect from Lefty moving forward (6:07). Plus, weekend takeaways from Jon Rahm and Justin Rose (11:20) and a preview of the action at Torrey Pines with Tiger, Rory, Rickie and more all in the star-studded field (19:40).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 21, 2019
Jordan Spieth sounds lost, Desert Classic preview (01/15)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the weekend action in golf. First, why keeping an eye on the European Tour is worth it this weekend (1:31), Augusta National hosting a women's amateur (5:37) and the ceiling for Matt Kuchar in 2019 (8:03). Plus, whether to be concerned by Jordan Spieth's quotes from Hawaii (16:24) and the Desert Classic preview with picks to win (23:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2019
On Kuchar and tipping (01/13)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review Matt Kuchar's win at the Sony Open. First, addressing the reports of Kuchar short-changing local a caddie in the fall (2:40) then on to breaking down what the win means for his 2019 season (14:28). Plus, why there's major cause for concern with Jordan Spieth missing the cut (18:16), where JT fell short and other observations from the weekend action (22:48).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 14, 2019
Sony Open Preview (01/09)
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PGATour.com's Sean Martin joins Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson to preview the weekend action in golf. First, the value of a Ryder Cup captain (3:24), Rory's clutch gene, and how quickly we react to introspection from golf's top stars (11:28), Sean weighs in Kyle's top American golfers under 30 rankings (20:10) and finally the Sony Open preview (29:15) with picks to win and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2019
Xander steals one in Hawaii (01/06)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap an epic comeback win for Xander Schauffele in the Tournament of Champions. The conversation includes where Xander ranks among the best players under 30 (4:15), Bryson DeChambeau putting with the pin in (12:44), whether to panic about Rory's Sunday struggles (18:30), Justin Thomas' sneaky-great week (25:15) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2019
Tournament of Champions preview (01/02)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the first event of the 2019 golf calendar, the Tournament of Champions from Hawaii. First, reaction to reports of the PGA Tour adding on-course interviews during tournaments (1:32), Rory's decision to prioritize the PGA Tour over the European Tour (7:50), Kyle's nine fearless predictions for 2019 (14:03) and both a preview and picks for the weekend action in Hawaii (27:27).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2019
Top Storylines in Golf for 2019 (12/28)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down the top storylines that will dominate the sport in 2019. First, Tiger pulling out of the Tournament of Champions (1:25), whether we should expect any equipment changes in 2019 (11:30), who will be this year's Brooks Koepka (18:36) and why both Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth's response to their respective 2018 performances will be the biggest storylines of the year (25:47).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2018
Top 5 events of 2018 (12/13)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson rank their favorite events from the 2018 season. First, a check on the stock of several stars heading into 2019 with buy/sell (2:19), including debates about Bryson DeChambeau (5:44) and the expectations for Tiger Woods (13:01). Then it's on to stacking the majors and best non-major events against each other the reveal of Kyle and Chip's top five events from 2018 (18:05).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 13, 2018
Grading Tiger's 2018 comeback year (12/5)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson review Jon Rahm's win and review Tiger Woods' memorable 2018. First, breaking down the current state of Tiger's game after back-to-back rough showings (0:43), what we can expect from Jon Rahm in 2019 (7:22), then grading Tiger's 2018 comeback season (15:15), including his issues with the putter (24:00) and how over-under picks for Tiger Woods' wins in 2019 (25:16).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2018
The Match was Phil's wheelhouse (11/24)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Phil Mickelson's win against Tiger Woods in The Match. First, grading the viewing experience (2:00), the best moments from the side bets (8:00), what to expect from the future of "The Match" franchise (12:30) and why Phil is always going to be more comfortable than Tiger in this situation (19:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2018
Tiger-Phil preview (11/19)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the upcoming holiday weekend match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Topics include: Charles Howell III win at the RSM Classic (2:00), picking our favorite props (10:00) for "The Match," the motivations for both players (14:00) and realistic expectations for the actual golf we'll see on Friday, including a best case scenario and the match winner.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 19, 2018
The youth movement is real (11/14)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the latest in golf. First, the winners and losers of the Rory scheduling drama (2:00), where Zach Johnson stands among the great golfers of this era (14:00), how the PGA Tour is getting younger and what it means for players in their late 30s (20:00), and expert picks for the RSM Classic in Sea Island (28:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
Time to sell your Bryson stock (11/7)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to Bryson DeChambeau's win in Las Vegas over the weekend. First, Kyle explains why he's selling his Bryson stock (5:00), and there's a debate about whether he's a top-five golfer right now (15:00). Then its on to Jordan Spieth's trend line heading into 2019 (23:30), Justin Rose taking over the No. 1 world ranking (27:15) and expectations for the weekend action in Mexico (33:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2018
Expectations for Jordan Spieth in 2019 (10/31)
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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). Plus, where Jordan Spieth's benchmark should be for 2019 (24:00), and a preview the weekend action in Las Vegas (29:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2018
Why being No. 1 in the world might be underrated (10/22)
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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, checking in on our excitement levels for the Tiger-Phil Thanksgiving Pay-Per-View event (20:30) and a preview of the WGC-HSBC Champions (26:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 22, 2018
What current American star might be the next Johnny Miller? (10/17)
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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 behind why Tiger's 2019 will be better than his breakout 2018 season (20:00) and expert picks for the CJ Cup this weekend in South Korea (27:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2018
JT is the headliner, Xander's a sleeper, more Malaysia preview (10/10)
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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 around the PGA Tour Player of the Year announcement (2:00) and what changes might coming to the fall schedule starting in 2019 when the PGA Championship moves to may (19:00). Then expert picks and a preview for the CIMB Championship and a discussion examining whether Xander Schauffele is overrated (25:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2018
Talking through the U.S. Ryder Cup defeat (10/1)
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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 soil (10:00), but also the positive takeaways -- like the Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas pairing (17:40) and the stellar play of Webb Simpson (38:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 02, 2018
Ryder Cup Preview (9/26)
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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 run its course (12:00), a scouting report of the European team (20:00), over-under picks for points won for the top players (29:00) and much more. This episode is sponsored by www.ZipRecruiter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2018
Tiger's win is the perfect finale to the PGA Tour season (9/24)
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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 Patterson talk about the memorable performance (3:00), his apparent embrace of the fanfare surrounding it all (10:00) and more takeaways from the Tour Championship (16:30). Plus early Ryder Cup week thoughts (20:15) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 24, 2018
Tour Championship Preview (9/19)
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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 Tour Championship at East Lake, where Tony Finau is making a run at winning without winning (22:00), Tiger Woods' performance will dictate the conversation for 2019 (24:00) and some of the top American golfers are looking to gain some momentum heading into the Ryder Cup (27:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2018
Grading U.S., European Ryder Cup Teams (9/13)
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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 is hard to root against (22:00) and a side-by-side comparison grading the United States and European Ryder Cup teams against each other (27:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2018
Why players with a lot to prove excel in the playoffs (9/5)
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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 postseason success among PGA Tour stars. Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down competing motivations at this time in the calendar (3:00), what Bryson brings to the Ryder Cup team and whether Tony Finau is a lock for the 12th spot (9:45), storylines for the BMW Championship (22:45) and much more. This episode is sponsored by www.ZipRecruiter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
Did Bryson clinch a Ryder Cup spot? (8/29)
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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 getting used to what to expect from Tiger (12:00) and picks for the weekend playoff action in Boston (24:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2018
FedEx Cup Playoffs Preview (8/21)
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Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss 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), Tiger Woods' FedEx Cup forecast (19:30) and players could earn or solidify Ryder Cup captain's picks in the first two playoff events (25:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2018
Tiger won everything but the Wanamaker (8/14)
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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 place among golf's elite after his third win in six major starts (23:00), Rory roasting Kyle's footwear in the middle of a round and other behind the scenes stories (43:45). Also, predictions and expectations for the Ryder Cup captains picks (59:40).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
PGA Championship Preview (8/6)
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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 Thomas' WGC win (6:30), and what we saw from Tiger Woods (10:00) and Rory McIlroy (18:00) as all three prepare to play together at the PGA Championship. Plus, about that Phil commercial (24:00) and expert picks the week's action at Bellerive (30:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2018
Tiger's Firestone success, DJ or Rory for the PGA, Ryder Cup cut line
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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 overlooked (2:00), Dustin Johnson's chances to dominate the next couple of weeks (6:15), what Kyle saw at The Open that has him confident in Rory McIlroy (9:00) and plenty of Tiger talk regarding expectations for Firestone and the PGA (16:25). Plus, a philosophical conversation on how the value of wins, missed cuts, top-10s and how the financial side of golf has changed players' approach to tournaments compared to decades before (21:00), Bryson DeChambeau's meltdown in Germany (27:05) and Ryder Cup roster watch with two weeks left for players to qualify automatically (31:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018
The Open recap: Tiger thrills, Spieth and Rory challenge but Molinari prevails
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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 (2:30), what to make of Tiger Woods' performance (5:00), props for Francesco Molinari as a worthy champion at the top of an all-time leaderboard (19:00), what went wrong for Jordan Spieth and what it means for the rest of the season (28:00) and how Rory McIlroy impressed with his ability to grind when not everything was going his way (39:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2018
2018 Open Championship Preview: What if Phil wins
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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 win, top-10 locks and sleepers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2018
A Tiger-Phil $10M money match isn't the end of golf as we know it
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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 Irish Open performance doesn't bode well for his chances to win at Carnoustie (38:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2018
Dream Ryder Cup matchups, grading Tiger's final Open tuneup
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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 Kang (43:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2018
Midseason-ish Evaluations with PGATour.com's Sean Martin
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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 (16:30), the trio discusses how to rate Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth at this point in their respective careers (19:15), how Rickie Fowler's 2018 compares to his 2017 so far and everyone's favorite game of projecting and picking Ryder Cup rosters for Paris (31:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 25, 2018
U.S. Open Recap: Koepka, DJ, Reed, Phil's delayed apology
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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 PGATour.com's Sean Martin joins the show to discuss Phil Mickelson's antics and the theater around the USGA at these events (35:00) and preview the Travelers Championship (47:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
2018 U.S. Open Preview: Picks, bold predictions, course info, more
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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 Rickie Fowler (41:30), Jordan Spieth (47:30), Justin Thomas (51:30) and Rory McIlroy (57:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Bryson content is great content, Tiger's putting, NCAA Finals
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
JT to No. 1, Tiger Woods ready to win, Webb Simpson back in Ryder Cup picture
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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 of weeks (32:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2018
Jason Day takes Quail Hollow, PLAYERS preview and picks
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
Tiger, Rory, JT headline a loaded field at Quail Hollow
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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 the mix on Sunday (17:30), what to expect with Tiger in the field at a course where he's had mixed success (24:00) and interesting takeaways from Kyle's research into what golfers convert contention into wins the most at majors (32:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2018
Masters recap: Tiger, Phil, Reed, Spieth, will McIlroy win at Augusta?
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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 stands after his first major back in action. This episode is sponsored by www.ziprecruiter.com.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2018
2018 Masters Preview, Part II: 18 over-unders on Rory, Tiger, Spieth, more
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
2018 Masters Preview, Part I: Picks to win, top-10 lock, sleepers
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2018
Ranking the 2018 Masters Field with Brendan Porath
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2018
Houston Open preview, Masters Rootability Rankings
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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). Today's episode is sponsored by www.ZipRecruiter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 26, 2018
2018 is shaping up to be an all-time year for golf
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2018
Phil's race to 50 wins, JT to No. 2 in the world, Valspar preview
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
JT's historic pace, Tiger's new swing, WGC-Mexico picks
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2018
Rory says Spieth is underrated, Honda Classic picks
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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 Jordan Spieth is underrated (34:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2018
Genesis Open preview, picks: Tiger, Rory, DJ
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
Rory's ready to win, Phoenix Open picks, PGA Merch Show interviews
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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 PGATour.com (29:45), Vice President of PGA of America Suzy Whaley (48:00) and golf historian Bob Denney (59:05).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
Grading Tiger Woods, Jason Day; one-on-one with Greg Norman
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
Rory's 2018 debut, DJ's over/under win total for the year, more
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2018
Will Tiger Woods win? 2018 predictions and Sony Open picks
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
Tiger takeaways, early 2018 schedule preview
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2017
Expectations for Tiger's return at the Hero World Challenge
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
JT to No. 3 in the world, Tiger's social media habits, HSBC picks
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
09/27: JT caps the year he owned, Presidents Cup Preview, Expert Picks
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
09/20: Picking the FedEx Cup, Tour Championship winners
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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 standings math to sleeper picks, in this preview show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2017
09/13: DJ, Spieth, Thomas headline penultimate playoff event
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2017
09/07: What Phil brings to the Presidents Cup, Justin Thomas' big win
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 07, 2017
08/29: DJ-Spieth showdown brought all of the takes on golf's future
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2017
08/24: Presidents Cup roster predictions, breakdown vs. International Team
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2017
08/23: FedEx Cup Preview, Northern Trust expert picks
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2017
08/20: FedEx Cup Playoff set, U.S. wins Solheim Cup
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2017
08/14: Instant reaction from Justin Thomas' PGA Championship win
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2017
08/09: Expert Picks, PGA Championship preview with Peter Kostis
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2017
08/08: PGA Championship to May, Rory-Hideki takes from WGC-Bridgestone
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2017
08/02: Over-Under Megamix II: Spieth, Rory, Koepka, US Open sites
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
08/01: Over-Under Megamix I: DJ, Rickie Fowler, PGA Championship props
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
07/26: On Spieth-Tiger comparisons, Canadian Open Expert Picks
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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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2017
07/24: Go Get That! Recapping Jordan Spieth's epic Open win
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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 opportunity" 13:00 -- Who's actually the alpha of this generation? 17:00 -- Spieth vs. Rory 21:00 -- Links golf is just the best 27:00 -- It just wasn't Rickie Fowler's week 32:00 -- Will Matt Kuchar win a major? 37:45 -- Over/under: Jordan Spieth major wins<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2017
07/21: British Open Update: Spieth, Rory and more to watch this weekend
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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 Spieth's formula to win 06:11 -- This generation vs. Tiger comparisons 08:18 -- Rory McIlroy with the round of the day 12:10 -- Can Rory chase down Spieth? 17:33 -- Grading Royal Birkdale (the course) 20:15 -- It's better when Ian Poulter is involved 23:10 -- Grading Matt Kuchar's chances 26:00 -- Why did we underestimate Brooks Koepka? 29:10 -- Where to draw the line for title contention<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2017
07/18: British Open picks: Winners, Top-10 locks, sleepers and more
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2017
07/16: The polarizing Bryson DeChambeau wins British Open spot
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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 polarizing figure among golf fans in his pro career, but Kyle and Chip discuss what he's brought to the game and what to expect from him moving forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2017
07/12: Jon Rahm looking Open-ready, Rory's struggles, John Deere picks
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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 Birkdale. Back stateside, Kyle gives his expert picks for the John Deere Classic.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2017
07/05: Tiger talks, Irish Open preview and Greenbrier picks
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2017
07/03: Four tournaments, not enough TVs: Recapping an epic Sunday in golf
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On a weekend light with big names on the PGA Tour, golf still delivered the thrills on Sunday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 04, 2017
06/28: Quickens Loans Expert Picks: Can Fowler win in return to action?
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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 field is led by Fowler and Justin Thomas, but Kyle has some other names in mind as potential winners this weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2017
06/27: Spieth's epic chip-in win, what's fueling Rory hate
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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 up for a Phil Mickelson-like career and helps Chip get to the bottom of the Rory McIlroy criticism that's started to heat up in recent weeks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2017
06/22: Inside the Phil Mickelson-Bones split, Travelers' expert picks
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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 early look at the events leading up to the British Open.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2017
06/19: U.S. Open highlights, lowlights: Koepka, Fowler, JT's 63 and more
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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 players in the world right now and grade out some of the other contenders in a recap of the season's second major.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2017
06/14: US Open Preview: Sleepers, Expert Picks, Prop Bets
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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 weirdest and best prop bets for the tournament.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2017
06/13: US Open Preview: Course setup, the case for DJ to repeat
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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 Johnson to be the first repeat winner since 1989.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2017
06/07: How to quality for the U.S. Open, St. Jude expert picks
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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 up with a realistic shot to make the field and who do they have to beat to do it? Plus, expert picks for the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2017
06/06: Phil's U.S. Open future, why "drive for show, putt for dough" is wrong
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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 shares a possible explanation for Phil Mickelson pulling out of the 2017 US Open to attend his daughter's high school graduation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2017
05/31: Picking the Memorial, going all-in on Jon Rahm
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2017
05/30: Tiger Woods DUI fallout, Kisner and Spieth shine at Colonial
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2017
05/24: Cooling off the Jordan Spieth hot takes, Colonial expert picks
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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. Picks for winner, top-10 lock and sleepers to watch in the second of two straight Texas tournaments.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
05/23: Byron Nelson playoff, Dustin Johnson's Tiger-like 2017
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
05/17: Jordan Spieth eats Wheaties, Byron Nelson preview
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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 and pick winners, sleepers and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2017
05/16: More wins moving forward: Si Woo Kim or Jason Day?
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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 South Korea and what we learned from Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy's performances.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2017
05/10: LIVE from The Players: Tommy Fleetwood, SB Nation's Brendan Porath
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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 The Players Championship and the travel life of a European Tour player.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
05/08: DJ's return, what to make of Phil and more Wells Fargo takeaways
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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 and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2017
05/03: Dustin Johnson is back! Wells Fargo preview and Mailbag
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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 Johnson.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2017
05/01 Playoff finish highlights new-look Zurich
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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 missed the cut, Kyle gives his analysis and explains why the team golf format worked in adding intrigue to the tournament.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2017