The First Cut Golf Podcast

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 and Greg Ducharme 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 and Mark Immelman bring you the news to know and expert analysis on the world's most elite players.

The First Cut Golf Podcast

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 and Greg Ducharme 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 and Mark Immelman bring you the news to know and expert analysis on the world's most elite players.

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  • Remember that time Tiger Woods beat Stephen Ames 9 and 8? (3/27)

    Tiger Woods is good at golf. Perhaps the year where he was best at golf was 2006. In that season Big Cat won 8 of his 14 tournaments entered, including 2 majors. What many might remember though is his thrashing of Stephen Ames at the 2006 WGC Match Play Championship. Our First Cut crew relieves the epic 9 hole match that was the biggest beat-down in the history of the event. Also on the docket we talk about the actual winner, Geoff Ogilvy (25:30). We also our one out for Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and every other great player who fell victim to the Tiger Era. 

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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Episodes of This Show

  • Caddie Kip Henley talks swing roasting and life during golf’s hiatus (3/25)

    "Golf Twitter" superstar Kip Henley joins the podcast during this unusual hiatus for the game. No golf topic is off the table in our conversation with Kip as we dive into Jordan Spieth’s recent grip changes (2:50) along with what it takes to become a caddie on the PGA Tour (6:51). Kip tells us all about what the relationship is like between a looper and his player (16:00). Kip tells us what it’s like to caddie in a group with Tiger Woods along with whether or not he would carry the bag for Big Cat plus what he thinks defines success for a PGA Tour player (29:28).

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Olympics Postponed, PGA Tour Superlatives and Major Futures (3/23)

    The First Cut Boys are back! Today they’re reacting to the latest news that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed (0:30). The gang has gathered to nominate and vote on their favorite player superlatives from the 2020 season thus far (5:00). Listen as Kyle Porter zags when we think he should zig by going with a player other than Viktor Hovland for Rookie of the Year! Categories they debate include PGA Tour Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Most Stylish, Best in Brand Activation, Best Lefty and Most Entertaining Player on Tour. Finally the crew wraps by taking a look at the betting market for 2020’s majors (45:58).

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • First Cut Flashback: Phil Mickelson & Henrik Stenson Duel at Royal Troon - 2016 Open Championship (3/20)

    Need to find a way to pass the time during this period of social distancing? Wash your hands and cozy up for our rewatch of the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon. Our entire First Cut podcast crew is here to relieve the magic of Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson’s duel in the final round of the 145th Open Championship.


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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • ? Listener Mailbag: Only One Major in 2020?!?! (3/16)

    We’re back baby! The First Cut crew has gathered to answer all your golf questions. We start of by diving into the news of the day that the PGA Championship has been postponed along with the cancelation of four more PGA Tour events (0:20). After the break, we dive into your questions that you submitted via twitter (8:30). Whose legacy does this layoff impact? What would an October Masters look like? What course should we hold a fan-less major at? Find out by tuning into this week’s episode!

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Where does golf go from here? (3/16)

    Wow, what a week it’s been! Last Monday we were looking at a perfectly normal week in the world of golf, today we’re wondering when the professional game will return. Our First Cut crew is back together via the power of the internet to break it all down. Our analysts ponder when they think pro golf will return to the masses (3:45). In non-coronavirus news, the PGL lost the support of two more elite players. Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have joined Rory McIlroy by disavowing the possibility of joining the upstart Premier Golf League. Could this be the final blow to the proposed league (14:06)? Speaking of Rory, we talk about how McIlroy has emerged as the PGA Tour’s “shadow commissioner" (18:37). We also get social to see how pro golfers have gotten along this weekend without any tournaments for the foreseeable future (24:00). Finally we wrap by putting on our commissioner caps and diving into where we want golf to go after this unprecedented time (29:42).

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • ? 2020 Masters postponed due to coronavirus concerns (3/13)

    Emergency podcast alert! The 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Kyle Porter, Rick Gehman and Greg DuCharme are here to offer their instant reactions to the Major news. 

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • ? Emergency Podcast: PGA Tour cancels The Players due to coronavirus concerns (3/13)

    Emergency podcast alert! The PGA Tour announced on Thursday that the Players Championship as well as the next three events are cancelled. The entire First Cut crew is here to breakdown all the news and offer their takes from an insane day in the world of golf.

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • ? Emergency Podcast: PGA Tour cancels The Players (3/13)

    Emergency podcast alert! The PGA Tour announced on Thursday that the Players Championship as well as the next three events are cancelled. The entire First Cut crew is here to breakdown all the news and offer their takes from an insane day in the world of golf.

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • The PLAYERS Preview - Best Bets, One and Done Picks (3/11)

    Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme are back again to bring you their favorite bets for the PLAYERS Championship! We start off by running through some of Rick’s preexisting tickets for TPC Sawgrass (0:55). We also go through top-10 odds and debate whether or not the number is too short for Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm to make the first page of the leaderboard (11:00). Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth are nowhere near the top of the betting board, is there any value on these three former World No. 1 players (18:40)? Our guys also dive into their favorite head-to-head matchups for the week (22:00). Finally we wrap with One and Done picks for the week for the 2020 Players Championship (30:30).

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • The PLAYERS DFS Preview (3/10)

    Course breakdown and key stats to know (1:50)


    Tips you should know before setting your lineups (5:10)


    DraftKings Player Breakdown

    $10,000 And Up (9:00)

    $9,000 (15:00)

    $8,000 (23:30)

    $7,000 (30:20)

    $6,000 And Below (42:20)

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Rory aiming for Players repeat, PGA Tour announces new media deal (3/9)

    The First Cut boys are back and they’re ready to bring you all the storylines you want to know as the Florida Swing heads to TPC Sawgrass for the ‘5th Major’. Speaking of the course, is TPC Sawgrass actually underrated (1:00)? This week all eyes will be on Rory McIlroy as he searches for his second victory of the season. His recent form is great but the Players has never produced a back-to-back champion. Could 2020 be the year where that changes (10:30)? The new, 'Young(er) Guns' should be out in full force this week, what are our expectations for Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa and Sungjae Im at the Players (20:45). The PGA Tour has a new media rights deal in place for the next decade. Kyle and Mark go into what this means for the game and how it impacts both current and future fans (30:20). Finally the guys wrap with One and Done leans for the Players Championship, is this the week Mark finally grabs a podium finish (39:00)?

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Tyrrell Hatton wins a windy Arnold Palmer Invitational (3/8)

    Tyrrell Hatton has notched his first career PGA Tour after a superb Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. After causing a stir on twitter with his ‘self-flagellation’, we go into why the Englishmen should remembered for more than his hot-headed antics (2:00). The Sungjae show continued at Bay Hill, is this success sustainable or is Im’s performance a flash in the pan (12:00)? Marc Leishman is quietly having a great season on the PGA Tour, we dive into why you shouldn’t sleep on this Presidents Cup standout (24:18). Rory McIlroy might be the only person in the world who has ‘Sunday Scaries’ that still ended up with him on the first page of the leaderboard. Maybe we’re being hyper-critical of a guy with seven straight top five finishes on the PGA Tour (31:00)? One player who we are pressing the panic button on is Brooks Koepka, after shooting a career-worst 81 on Saturday we jump into why he should not be a favorite to win the Masters this year (40:15). Bryson DeChambeau proved to be a ‘One and Done’ hero after playing the weekend under par at Bay Hill (46:25). Finally we wrap with the obligatory Tiger Woods talk. Big Cat announced on Friday that he would not be competing in the PLAYERS this week at TPC Sawgrass. What impact does this lingering back injury have on Tiger’s chance to truly compete this year (51:35).

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • ? Tiger skipping The Players + Arnold Palmer Invitational Update (3/6)

    The biggest news of the day the announcement that Tiger Woods will skip next week’s Players Championship (1:00). How concerned are we about Big Cat moving forward? What does his schedule look like up to the Masters and after Augusta? After the break, our guys breakdown all the action from the first two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational (14:50). Tyrell Hatton and Sung Kang are at the top of the leaderboard, can we expect them to hold the leads through the weekend? Lurking near the top is First Cut Podcast hero Sungjae Im, what does he need to do in order to make a run at back-to-back victories (20:30)? Rory McIlroy is sitting T4 heading into Saturday, are we sleeping on the world’s no. 1 player? (25:00) Brooks Koepka has made the cut, what are the chances he contends over the weekend (31:00)? Tommy Fleetwood will not be playing on Saturday, is this any cause for concern (32:10)? Finally, our crew wraps with their predictions for the weekend (38:30).

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview - DFS, Betting and Picks (3/3)

    Course breakdown and key stats to know (2:05)


    DraftKings Player Breakdown

    $10,000 And Up (6:00)

    $9,000 (15:45)

    $8,000 (24:50)

    $7,000 (37:00)

    $6,000 And Below (45:10)


    Head to Head Selections (51:20)

    One and Done Picks (55:30)

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • Final thoughts on Honda, Ryder Cup talk, DJ out on Olympics (3/2)

    We're getting into it right off the bat... or should we say clubface? One of the biggest stories of the weekend was Paul Azinger’s comments about winning on the European Tour vs the PGA Tour. Where do Kyle and Mark stand on the state of the game's two major tours (2:30)? Sungjae Im is in the books as the 2020 Honda Classic champion with an impressive six-under total score after four rounds, Kyle and Mark give their final thoughts on PGA National (9:10). We also get into the movement of the Honda Classic to the middle of March, will this move help attract a better field to Palm Beach Gardens (13:50)? Lee Westwood is barreling toward a Ryder Cup berth, is this the year Westy finally wins his first career major (19:15)? News broke today that Dustin Johnson will not participate in the 2020 Olympic Games if he were to make the United States team, is this a sign of future trouble for the games to attract golf’s superstars (29:10)? Kyle and Mark also go into their early One and Done leans for the Arnold Palmer Invitational (40:10).


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    ‘First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • Sungjae Im wins, Fleetwood falls short at the Honda Classic (3/1)

    The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year has finally notched his first career PGA Tour win. What did our crew take away from Sungjae Im’s victory on Sunday (1:00)? Tommy Fleetwood fell short on Sunday after entering the week as the betting favorite to win. What can we expect from the English sensation after another standout performance this week (12:00)? Mackenzie Hughes made a run on Sunday at the Honda, can we expect more out of this one-time winner this season on the PGA Tour (21:20)? Brendan Steele was another big surprise of the week, our crew talks about his Sunday run and how he played the final nine holes of the Honda Classic (27:53). Finally, the guys wrap with their final thoughts on PGA National and the Honda Classic (41:00).

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    ‘First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Tiger Woods skipping Bay Hill, The Open returns to Royal Troon (2/28)

    The big news of Friday was the announcement that Tiger Woods would skip the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Should we be concerned about Big Cat or is this just ‘Tiger being Tiger’(1:00)? Royal Troon has been announced to host the 2023 Open Championship, why does this course set-up for American success in Scotland (10:30)? After the break, we break down the action from Palm Beach Gardens as Brendan Steele leads at the Honda Classic (15:45). Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler miss the cut after posting less than stellar results on Thursday and Friday. Does recent form indicate we should stop trusting these two as we head into the heart of the golf season (29:30)?

  • The Honda Classic Preview - DFS, Betting and Picks (2/25)

    Course breakdown and key stats to know (1:30)


    Tips you should know before setting your lineups (8:00)


    DraftKings Player Breakdown

    $10,000 And Up (10:00)

    $9,000 (19:30)

    $8,000 (31:00)

    $7,000 (40:00)

    $6,000 And Below (50:15)


    Head to Head Selections (57:00)


    One and Done Advice (1:00:00)


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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • Saying adiós to Mexico ?? as we head to the Sunshine State (2/24)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman place a bow on the WGC-Mexico Championship and look ahead to the Florida Swing. For many people who follow the PGA Tour, this week was the first time getting a real exposure to South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen. Mark Immelman details why we should expect to see him at the top of leaderboards more often this season (6:40). Tyrell Hatton and Hideki Matsuyama led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green in Mexico, are they contenders or pretenders for this upcoming major season (15:40)? Mexico’s top golfers Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz are coming off a wonderful week in their native country. What are expectations for these guys moving forward this season (19:30)? Dustin Johnson has been traveling the world this year playing golf with less than spectacular results, what are the feeling about DJ moving into this crucial part of the PGA Tour season (23:00). The troubles continued for Jordan Spieth at Chapultepec, how can he turn his game around to climb up the Official World Golf Ranking instead of continue this fall (28:00)? Josh Teater isn’t a household name, but he represents a reality for most professional golfers across the world. We go into what a win or great finish can mean for these kind of journeymen players (36:10). Finally we wrap with a brief preview of the Honda Classic and whether or not Brooks Koepka’s lingering knee injury will have a major impact on his play moving forward (41:30).


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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Patrick Reed wins star-studded WGC-Mexico Championship (2/23)

    Patrick Reed notched his 8th career PGA Tour victory and 2nd WGC. We go into what earned a victory for the golfer formerly known as ‘Captain America’ (1:00). The tournament was Bryson DeChambeau’s to lose in Mexico, what went wrong during our favorite physicists’ final round (10:30). Rory McIlroy notched a top-five finish despite having a less than stellar week on the putting surface. What can we expect from the number one ranked player in world when we hit the Florida swing (20:00)? Jon Rahm had a roller coaster week in Mexico, what went wrong for Rahmbo after his amazing 61 on Saturday (28:10)? Justin Thomas delivered a disappointing two-over performance on Sunday, should we be concerned about his “Club Pro Guy-esque” performance in round four(33:40)? We also bring you an update on the official ‘First Cut One and Done’ league where everyone dogs Mark for once again picking a dud (38:50). Viktor Hovland notched his first PGA Tour victory at the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open. That tournament has produced a bevy of fantastic runner-ups but winners never seem to find much success afterward winning. Can Hovland be the one to break this trend (47:00)?

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

  • Bryson in front of crowded leaderboard at WGC-Mexico Championship

    Rick Gehman, Mark Immelman and Greg Ducharme breakdown all the action through the first two rounds of the WGC-Mexico Championship. Bryson DeChambeau is your 36-hole leader at Chapultepec, after posting a 63 on Friday. The gang goes into why our favorite mad scientist had such a great day (5:30). Erik van Rooyen posted an impressive bogey-free 62. What can we expect from the South African over the weekend (9:00)? Patrick Reed has once again found himself in the media spotlight after Brooks Koepka’s comments on the bunker incident at the 2019 Hero World Challenge. Despite the negative attention, Reed gained over 5 strokes putting on Friday. How does ‘Captain America’ use controversy to fuel his game (13:30)? Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama’s made big moves in the 2nd round, our crew breaks down what went well for these guys on Friday (17:30). World No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s lead was gone before he even teed off on Friday. After an impressive back-nine performance, Rors found himself back in the mix. What does he need to do in order to win in Mexico (19:50)? After the break, our crew brings you their picks for the weekend (25:00) as well as an update for The First Cut’s One and Done league.

  • WGC-Mexico Championship ?? - DFS, Betting and Picks (2/18)

    The PGA Tour heads south of the border this week for the WGC-Mexico Championship. Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme are here to breakdown what you need to know ahead of this week’s tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec. 


    Corse Breakdown and Key Stats (5:10)


    Player Breakdown by DraftKings Pricing

    $10K and Above - 10:30

    $9K - 17:40

    $8K - 26:40

    $7K and Below - 32:50


    Head-to-Head Picks (51:30)


    Outright Selections and One & Done Picks (55:00)


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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • Will Haskett joins the pod to talk WGC-Mexico Championship (2/16)

    PGA Tour Radio’s Will Haskett joins Kyle Porter for an early preview of the WGC-Mexico Championship. First we open up with a Genesis Invitational recap where we breakdown what makes Riviera so special (0:30). We also dive into some Premier Golf League talk as Will gives his opinion on the viability of this potential upstart tour (17:00). Rory McIlroy enters the week as one of the favorites to win the WGC-Mexico Championship, is he going to show up and be the ‘alpha’ that we expect him to be (27:30)? Find out what fans can expect to see this week at Club de Golf Chapultepec (32:30). Jordan Spieth snuck into this field after a good week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, what are the expectations for him this week and moving forward (39:25)? Kyle and Will also give out their early One and Done picks for the WGC-Mexico Championship (44:00).

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


    For more golf coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/golf/

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  • Adam Scott wins the 2020 Genesis Invitational (2/16)

    Reunited and it feels so good, Kyle Porter and Rick Gehman team up to break down the 2020 Genesis Invitational. Our First Cut buddies give their reactions to the tournament and course conditions (1:30). Adam Scott is finally an “official” champion at Riviera, our crew breaks down what went down on Sunday that led to Scott’s first PGA Tour victory since 2016 (4:25). Matt Kuchar came up short after holding a lead or co-lead through the first three rounds. Kyle and Rick talk about their trust level in Kuchar going forward (11:40). One person who wished they could have had their Sunday back was Rory McIlroy, what went wrong for Rors (14:30)? The gang also dives into Dustin Johnson’s up-and-down weekend at Riviera (20:30). A big surprise was Bryson Dechambeau, our crew delves into his surprisingly consistent performance out west (25:00). After the break, the guys go into their disappointments for the week including Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth (28:25). Tournament host Tiger Woods had a weekend to forget, he finished last among players to make the cut, should we be concerned about Big Cat moving forward (36:50)? 

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    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • McIlroy, Kuchar and Scott lead at Riviera, Tiger’s rough Saturday (2/15)

    Our Sunday final group is set for the Genesis Invitational. Greg Ducharme and Rick Gehman bring you all the info you need to know ahead of the fourth round. Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Rory McIlroy share the 54-hole lead at Riviera, who will separate from the rest and take home the top prize on Sunday (1:30)? Several players are a just few shots behind the leaders, do we have any faith in the chase group to catch up to our stars in the lead (14:15)? Tiger Woods had a less than stellar Saturday, the gang dives into what went wrong for Big Cat on Saturday (22:00). Finally our crew wraps with their predictions for Sunday as well as their picks to win (30:10).

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  • Rory McIlroy on the heels of Matt Kuchar, Tiger stalls at Genesis (2/14)

    The second round is in the books at the Genesis Invitational and our very own Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme are here to breakdown all the action after 36 holes. Matt Kuchar is leading in Los Angeles, do we expect this frontrunner to stay on top (0:45)? Rory McIlroy is not too far behind, can he overtake Kuchar and take home the top prize on Sunday (3:50)? The tournament host Tiger Woods has faltered since his opening nine on Thursday. What can Cat do to make a weekend charge (7:30)? Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson are slamming trunks today, what went wrong for the guys outside the cutline (21:00)? Finally our guys lookahead to the weekend and who they think can light up the leaderboard (29:10). 

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Instant Reaction - Kuchar leads, Tiger stalks at Genesis Invitational (2/13)

    Matt Kuchar leads after the first round of the 2020 Genesis Invitational. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and many other stars are stalking with 18-holes already in the books. Rick Gehman and Mark Immelman are here to breakdown Thursday’s action along with a quick preview of tomorrow’s coverage. Tune-in as our crew talks about what makes Rivera Country Club so special (1:30). They also go into detail about Matt Kuchar and his success on Thursday (3:00). Rick and Mark dive into Tiger’s first round which ended up being a tale of two nines (4:55). Justin Thomas had a less than spectacular Thursday outing, our crew goes into what went wrong for JT (10:10). We also delve into the story behind Rory McIlroy’s not so shabby 3-under (12:10). Find out why Rick thinks world number two Brooks Koepka posted “the quietest 2-under” of the day (14:40). Phil Mickelson has also been dealing with a caddie change, what impact did that have on him on Thursday (16:30)? Bryson Dechambeau’s new body was on full display at Riviera today, our crew breaks down what worked for the golfing scientist (19:00). Finally the gang lookahead to Friday on the PGA Tour (23:50).


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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Introducing the Revamped First Cut Golf Podcast

    'First Cut' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 


    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Genesis Invitational - Picks, Betting and DFS (2/11)

    The First Cut is back to preview the 2020 Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods is hosting a loaded field at Riviera Country Club, our crew brings you all the information you need to succeed in daily fantasy, picks, wagers and one & done leagues.


    Corse Breakdown and Key Stats (2:00)


    Trends to Watch and Tips for the Week (8:30)


    Player Breakdown by Draftkings Pricing

    $10K - 12:20

    $9K - 17:00

    $8K - 30:50

    $7K - 42:40

    $6K - 50:15


    Head-to-Head Picks (55:35)


    Outright Selections and One & Done Picks (59:00)


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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Tiger hosts a loaded field at the Genesis Invitational (2/10)

    It’s a loaded field at Riviera Country Club so we’ve brought PGA Tour Radio’s Doug Bell into the fold. Doug and our own Mark Immelman are both on site this week to cover the action from Southern California. Tiger Woods has never notched a win at Riviera, a course he’s played many times and made his PGA Tour debut at as a 16-year-old amateur in 1992. Is this the year he finally wins at a course with so much personal history (4:10)? Rory McIlroy has taken the World No. 1 title from Brooks Koepka, what brought Rory to that level and how can he keep a hold of the coveted title (8:20)? The now No. 2 player in the world is Brooks Koepka, should we be concerned about his slow start to the season post-surgery (16:30)? Justin Thomas is the current No. 1 in the Fedex Cup, what can we expect from him this week (20:45)? The gang also delves into whether 3-time winner Bubba Watson could be a dark horse candidate to win this week (27:40). Phil Mickelson is coming off an impressive run at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the crew discusses what he needs to do in order to succeed this week (31:40). It sounds weird but this week Jon Rahm might be underrated. The Spaniard has been on a worldwide tear recently. A player trending in the other direction is Dustin Johnson, should we be buying low on DJ, or invest in Jon Rahm (34:40)? Find out on this special Monday edition of The First Cut.


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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Nick Taylor wins, Phil falters, Spieth’s promising finish - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (2/9)

    Greg Ducharme is joined by Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman to breakdown the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Phil Mickelson was in contention for most of the tournament but fell short yet again on Sunday. What can we takeaway from his performance this week? After 2 solid weeks, is it possible we see Lefty in the U.S. Open (2:20)? Nick Taylor took home the top prize on Sunday after a solid 2-under in the final round. The crew talks about what this win means for Taylor and what his outlook is for the rest of the season (11:40). Kevin Streelman was the surprise player on Sunday after shooting a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach. The crew talks what his solo 2nd finish means for him this season (20:05). Jordan Spieth had the low-round of the day on Sunday with an impressive 67. What can we take away from his best finish since the 2018 Masters (25:00). Jason Day has been battling injury, on Sunday he battled Pebble Beach. The First Cut guys discuss what positives and negatives we saw from Day’s game this week (32:45). The crew also delves into the state of their One and Done league where Greg put up big numbers with his pick of Jason Day (40:40). We also discuss the recent news that Ernie Els will not return as captain for the Internationals at the 2021 Presidents Cup (46:30). 


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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @KylePorterCBS, @mark_immelman, @RickRunGood, @therealGFD


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  • Phil Mickelson, Jason Day & Dustin Johnson shoot low on Friday - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

    Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme breakdown all the action from the first two rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Nick Taylor is the 36-hole leader out in California, what are the chances he can hold onto that lead over the weekend? The crew also looks into Phil Mickelson’s 2nd round 64 on Friday and whether or not Lefty can win in back-to-back years at Pebble Beach. Jason Day is another stud that’s stalking, can he take the reins and come home with a victory on Sunday? Finally the guys discuss Dustin Johnson's mental fortitude and his outlook over the weekend.

  • Geoff Shackelford talks Premier Golf League and USGA's 'Distance Insights' (2/6)

    Geoff Shackelford of geoffshackelford.com and Golf Channel joins The First Cut to discuss his reporting on the emergence of the Premier Golf League (2:08). What impact would that have on the PGA Tour along with whether or not PGA Tour players are actually paid fairly. What are the motivations behind this upstart? Who are the big stars that might join? Kyle and Geoff also chat about the USGA and R&A's recently released report from the 'Distance Insights' project and what its findings reveal about the game's future (23:50).

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Picks, Betting and DFS (2/4)

    Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme breakdown what you need to know ahead of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. They have you covered this episode with all you need to know from course breakdowns to key stats on Monterey Peninsula (10:30). Listen as they go through the key course information and statistics you should be aware of along with tips for the week. Our crew brings you a full break down of all you want to know from a DraftKings perspective as well as picks to win outright and head to head matchups (53:00). They also dive into their selections for One and Done along with their favorite celebs to tee it up at the legendary sea side course (55:40).

    DraftKings Pricing

    $10,000 - 17:15

    $9,000 - 28:10

    $8,000 - 36:25

    $7,000 - 43:00

    $6,000 - 47:50

  • Webb Simpson defeats Tony Finau in playoff at Waste Management (2/2)

    Webb Simpson notched his 6th career PGA Tour win on Sunday after a playoff victory over Tony Finau. Kyle Porter and Greg Ducharme breakdown the final round action from the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • J.B. Holmes leads, stars are stalking at Waste Management Phoenix Open (1/31)

    The crew is back together to break down the action on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Our very own Mark Immelman is on the scene to talk about the scene at the 16th hole and what we can expect to see on Saturday (1:30). Rick, Mark and Greg breakdown what the leaderboard looks like with J.B. Holmes at the top and whether or not the Kentuckian can hold onto his lead over the weekend (10:10). If not J.B., then who is poised to make a run and take home the top prize on Sunday? There is plenty of talent among Webb Simpson, Ben An, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele who are currently stalking the lead (27:34). We bring you an update from the One and Done league where Greg laments about getting burned by Hideki Matsuyama (31:12). The gang also goes through Jordan Spieth’s missed cut and where they stand on the former Masters champions outlook for 2020 (39:10). Finally, we bring the listeners what really moves the needle… a fun new record set by Harold Varner III (43:10).

  • Greg Norman, Paige Spiranac, Danny Kanell and Raja Bell Join The Pod (1/30)

    In this episode of The First Cut, Kyle Porter wraps up his interview series from the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. Hear from “The Shark” Greg Norman (13:38) along with Paige Spiranac (1:30). Danny Kanell and Raja Bell also stop by the podcast set to talk golf predictions for 2020 (20:11). 

  • Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview - Picks, Betting and DFS (1/28)

    The PGA Tour continues at the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open where Rickie Fowler will defend his title on CBS. Our DFS Gurus Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme bring you all the info you need to know ahead of the Phoenix Open including course stats and trends to know (8:55). The gang also files through their One and Done and betting picks for the Waste Management Phoenix Open (1:02:20).

    Price range breakdown (DraftKings)

    $10k - 14:43

    $9k - 22:00

    $8k - 31:22

    $7k - 39:42

    $6k - 51:00

  • Chatting with golf executives at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

    In this episode Kyle Porter talks with leaders in golf industry at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show.


    Jonathan Wride, CEO of Supreme Golf (1:01)


    Dolf Berle, CEO of Top Golf (9:27)


    Andy Bell, President and CEO of Jones Global Sports (17:08)


    Dave Neville, Sr. Director, Brand & Product Management at Callaway Golf (27:21)


    Dan Murphy, President & CEO of Bridgestone Golf (35:21)


    Klaus Eldrup-Jorgensen, CEO of Trackman (42:28)


    Henri Johnson, Founder & CEO of FlightScope (39:43)

  • Tiger talks ‘Mamba Mentality’, Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines (1/26)

    Rick Gehman, Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman breakdown what you need to know after a somber Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open. The First Cut crew starts the podcast by reflecting on the death of Kobe Bryant and what impact he had on Tiger Woods and some of golf’s biggest stars (2:30). Marc Leishman was able to find success at Torrey Pines after going low on Sunday with an impressive 7-under 65 (11:40). Jon Rahm’s bid at a 4th career PGA Tour victory fell short after a 2-under 70 on Sunday left him 1-stroke shy of forcing a playoff (17:10). Tiger Woods missed his chance to obtain a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour win, what can we takeaway from Big Cat’s final round (22:20)? Rory McIlroy was another player to falter on Sunday after starting his final round 3-over through his first 4 holes (26:10). After the break, the crew talks their ATROCIOUS One and Done picks from Torrey Pines (35:10). Finally the crew hits on some overseas action where Sebastian Soderberg set a new record for fastest round in European Tour history (41:10).

  • Jim Nantz and Michael Breed Join the Pod - 2020 PGA Merchandise Show (1/23)

    Kyle Porter is on the floor at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. The First Cut will bring you interviews with some of the game’s biggest influencers and leaders across the next week. In this episode, we talk to CBS Sports Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Jim Nantz (1:26). After the break Kyle Porter catches up with renowned instructor Michael Breed (11:00). Breed is the newly announced host of "Course Record with Michael Breed," a weekly show discussing the latest in golf, which debuts January 27 at 11 AM ET. 

  • Previewing Tiger’s 2020 Debut with Frank Nobilo - Live at the Merch Show! (1/22)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman are on the scene at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. They’re breaking down action from the show floor and looking ahead to this week’s tournament at Torrey Pines. Mark and Kyle also dive deep into whether or not Collin Morikawa is a better ball-striker than Tiger Woods. Kyle is also hitting the show floor to tell the world that will be holding onto his Jordan Spieth stock ahead of the Texan’s 2020 debut. Finally Frank Nobilo joins the show to preview this week’s action in La Jolla where he will be on the call for the CBS Sports broadcast team along with our own Mark Immelman.

  • Farmers Insurance Open Preview - Picks, Betting and DFS (1/21)

    Tiger Woods is set to make his 2020 calendar year debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, CA. Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme are here on the First Cut to breakdown what you need to know about this week’s tournament. How should you factor in course setup and weather for the week (6:10)? Our intrepid duo runs through all the info you need before locking in those DFS lineups (15:00). Stick around for some One and Done advice (52:40) along with betting picks for this week’s tournament at Torrey Pines.


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    $10k - 15:00

    $9k - 21:00

    $8k - 26:29

    $7k - 34:00

    $6k - 42:50

  • Andrew Landry wins The American Express, Lee Westwood victorious in Abu Dhabi (1/19)

    Andrew Landry notched his 2nd career PGA Tour victory on Sunday after going low at The American Express in La Quinta, CA (1:00). The First Cut crew breaks down the win along with what happened to Rickie Fowler (12:10), Abraham Ancer (18:50) and Scottie Scheffler (25:10). Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Lee Westwood wrapped up his 25th career European Tour victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Mark, Kyle and Greg tell you what makes the Englishman’s victory so special (35:00). Brooks Koepka was also in the field making his first start in 2020. How well did he perform in his return from offseason knee surgery (41:00)? How about a third notable tournament victory! Matt Kuchar outlasted Justin Rose, Jazz Janewattananond and Henrik Stenson to notch a win on the Asian Tour at the Singapore Open (47:20). 


    Stay tuned to The First Cut for coverage of next week's Farmers Insurance open at Torrey Pines. We’ll also be on the scene at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando bringing you interviews and analysis from the floor of golf’s largest trade show!

  • Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead after round 2 of The American Express

    Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler go low and share the lead at The American Express. Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme breakdown the birdie-fest in La Quinta, CA. Can Rickie hold on to win this week? Are there any dark house candidates you should keep an eye on to emerge from the pack? Phil Mickelson is pulling double-duty this week as a player and tournament host. Has juggling so many roles led to his apparent struggles in the Coachella Valley (13:55)? Finally the crew talks Brooks Koepka’s return after two rounds in Abu Dhabi (18:00).


    Stay tuned to The First Cut for our full tournament recap on Sunday after the final round of The American Express. We’ll also be on the scene next week at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando bringing you interviews and analysis from the floor of golf’s largest trade show.

  • The American Express - DFS, Picks and Wagers (1/14)

    The First Cut crew is back and they’re here to breakdown everything you need to know for the 2020 American Express. First we start off by breaking down last week’s action (2:15). Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme bring you a comprehensive breakdown of the courses this week and the key stats you players need to succeed in La Quinta (5:35). The gang gives you advice for DFS and betting this week including how to handicap 54-hole events and pro-ams (13:10). On the other side of the break, Rick and Greg go through players you should target and fade on Draftkings. Finally the gang wraps up with their betting cards for the week (43:10).

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    FIELD BREAKDOWN


    $10,000+ Range (16:56)

    $9,000 Range (23:00)

    $8,000 Range (28:30)

    $7,000 and Below (34:00)

  • Looking Ahead to The American Express and Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (1/13)

    The PGA Tour is back from Hawaii and has landed in La Quinta, CA for The American Express. Phil Mickelson is hosting the former ‘Bob Hope Classic’ at PGA West. Two rounds will be played on Pete Dye’s Stadium Course, Kyle and Mark take a moment to reflect on his legacy in the game (4:10). Mark and Kyle are also here to breakdown the field and give their picks on who they think will succeed in the California Desert (9:05). The PGA Tour isn’t the only golf action this week. Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland and many other European Tour stars are in the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (22:52). Kyle and Mark fill you in on what you need to know for this year’s first case of must watch ‘coffee golf’. 

  • Sony Open: Cameron Smith grinds out playoff win over Brendan Steele (1/13)

    The First Cut is back and we’re recapping the wild final round of the 2020 Sony Open where Cameron Smith defeated Brendan Steele after just a single playoff hole. Cameron Smith wasn’t totally off the radar entering the week, what can we expect from the young Aussie moving forward this season (11:10)? What does the gang think about Brendan Steele’s line of sight relief on the final hole of regulation (13:20) and what else went wrong for him on Sunday (20:00). You also know it wouldn't an episode of The First Cut if Kyle didn't make a case for Webb Simpson to be in the World Golf Hall of Fame (35:00). Finally, the guys tackle the news that the PGA Tour will move the AT&T Byron Nelson from Trinity Forest to a location to be determined starting in 2021 (48:13).

  • Sony Open Weekend Preview: Morikawa stalking jam-packed leaderboard (1/10)

    It’s a jam-packed leaderboard in Honolulu, Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme breakdown who they think will emerge from the pack and take home the big bucks in Hawaii (1:30). We get to know Brendan Steele and Cameron Davis, the two players currently atop of the leaderboard. Collin Morikawa’s overnight lead was erased before he even teed off on Friday, Rick and Greg talk what’s next for the betting favorite heading into the weekend (14:00). Last week’s winner and runner-up, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed, didn’t even make the cut, how will they bounce back once they return to the mainland (20:00)? The First Cut crew also breaks down Patrick Reed’s recent reported legal actions against Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee, can we expect this kind of controversy to follow him all season (28:00)? Finally Rick and Greg reflect on the legacy of legendary golf architect Pete Dye (34:00).


    Stay tuned to the First Cut on Sunday where we’ll breakdown the full results from the Sony Open.

  • Emergency Podcast: Tiger Woods commits to Farmers Insurance Open and Genesis Invitational (1/9)

    Greg Ducharme is joined by Mark Immelman to breakdown Tiger’s announcement that he will play in the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open and Genesis Invitational. What can we expect from Big Cat at Torrey Pines? It’s not a shock that he’ll play in the Genesis Invitational, a tournament he is hosting. Is 2020 the year where Tiger finally notches his first career win at Riviera? We also lookahead to where else we think Tiger might play this year as he tries to make the ultra-limited field at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

  • DFS Advice and Picks to Win the Sony Open (1/7)

    The First Cut is back to break down the 2020 Sony Open at Waialae CC in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme go through the key stats to know along with an early weather report for the week (2:50). The crew takes a stroll down the Draftkings pricing list to give you advice on you you should play and who should fade this week (12:00). The gang has plays and fades for every range of the Draftkings pool from the top-tier to the $6k+ priced players. Greg and Rick also run through their favorite picks and bets for this week along with one-and-done plays (42:20).


    Is Justin Thomas worth the $12,000 price on DK? How much faith do we have in Webb Simpson? Who gives you the best bang for your buck at lower prices on DraftKings? Find out on the First Cut’s preview of the 2020 Sony Open. 

  • PGA Tour continues Hawaii swing at Sony Open (1/6)

    Rick Gehman and Kyle Porter didn’t get to make the trip to Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t kept an eye on the action in the Aloha State. Justin Thomas should enter the week as a favorite to win at the Sony Open (0:30). Back at Kapalua, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan addressed slow play and gambling’s future with the professional game (8:30). The crew takes an early look at the Sony Open where Kyle breaks down his belief in the “Zac Blair Effect” (20:32). Rick and Kyle also go through over-unders for PGA Tour wins in 2020 (33:24) along with early picks for this years majors (39:20).

  • Justin Thomas wins Tournament of Champions over Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele (1/5)

    Greg Ducharme is joined by Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman to recap an exciting final round at the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions. After 72-holes of play Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas decided they need to play just a few more holes. The First Cut crew breaks down JT’s marathon win on Sunday (1:00). Xander Schauffele battled his way into the playoff with a stellar back nine on Sunday, where do we grade X-Man moving forward (12:00)? Runner-up Patrick Reed continues to play at a high level even though criticism is reaching a fever pitch for his recent actions. What can we expect from Captain America in 2020 (37:00)? 

  • Tournament of Champions: Xander Schauffele out in front, Patrick Cantlay caught on hot mic

    Xander Schauffele leads at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The First Cut takes a look at the leaderboard as we head into the weekend. Patrick Reed took the low-round honors for Friday (7:00) but it's Xander Schauffele who holds the lead after 36 holes (10:30). Patrick Cantlay found himself the victim of a hot mic incident on the 17th tee box (12:00). Greg, Mark and Rick also give their picks to win after 2 rounds of play at Kapalua (27:13).

  • Tournament of Champions Preview (DFS, Picks and Storyline to Know)

    The PGA Tour is finally back! Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) and Greg Ducharme (@TheRealGFD) breakdown the Sentry Tournament of Champions field. The First Cut crew branches into tournament DFS strategy, betting picks, players to watch and matchup wagers for Kapalua (21:50). 

  • Way Too Early 2020 Major Picks with Rick Gehman and Greg Ducharme

    The First Cut is back after a brief Christmas hiatus. Kyle Porter, Greg Ducharme and Rick Gehman are here to breakdown the 2020 major schedule. The crew hits on their early leans to win the Masters (18:00), PGA Championship (29:40), U.S. Open (37:00) and British Open (46:55). They also take a bonus peek at the 2020 Players Championship (7:43) along with the Ryder Cup (57:00).

  • 20 Players You Should Know for 2020

    The First Cut is back after an exciting Presidents Cup. Today we’re breaking down the top players you need to know for 2020 with PGATour.com Senior Editor Sean Martin. From the young guns and top amateurs to Presidents Cup rookies, we break down who will shine next year on the PGA Tour and around the world on the European Tour and amateur circuit.

  • Tiger Woods leads United States to victory at the Presidents Cup

    The Americans have won their 8th straight Presidents Cup after a come from behind win in the final round singles session. The First Cut crew recaps all the action from an exciting final session at Royal Melbourne. 

  • Presidents Cup: Tiger sits out Day 3, U.S. somehow still in it, trouble for Team Reed

    Day 3 is in the books and boy was it a doozy. The First Cut crew recaps all the action from Royal Melbourne where Tiger chose to sit out, Patrick Reed’s caddie got into an altercation and Bryson joined the gallery with some “American” fans. We also lookahead to the singles matches which will ultimately decide who hoists the Presidents Cup.