The First Cut with Kyle Porter

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.

The First Cut with Kyle Porter

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.

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  • Colonial Preview (05/22)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club. First, reactions to Justin Thomas' impending return to action at Memorial (1:30), players to watch at the NCAAs (8:45) and trying to predict the perfect finish to the weekend action (10:39). Then it's on to expert picks and expectations for the Charles Schwab Challenge, including winner, top-10 lock and a sleeper (14:25)

Episodes of This Show

  • Should Brooks only play majors? (05/21)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson on what the future looks like for Brooks Koepka, Tiger, DJ and more. First, how to reevaluate Koepka after his historic PGA Championship win (3:10), including the notion that maybe he should only, or mostly, play in majors (9:00). Then, a Stock Up-Stock Down check on Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson (16:07), followed by a rundown of the players with multiple top 5s in majors since the start of 2018 in the Stat of the Day (29:07).
  • Live from the PGA Championship, Part III (05/19)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Brooks Koepka's historic win at the PGA Championship. First, how Koepka changed the narrative about his current major run, the impact of the local crowd and where the tournament turned on the back nine. Then Sean Martin of PGATour.com joins the show to discuss how to stack Koepka's achievements against Tiger Woods' and where he fits in the world of golf at the moment.
  • Live from the PGA Championship, Part II (05/17)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to recap the first two rounds of the 2019 PGA Championship. First, reactions to Tiger Woods missing the cut (2:30), who can catch Brooks Koepka on the weekend (6:30) and what to make of Rory's unbalanced Friday performance (10:30). Then, predicting the perfect finish for Sunday (13:45) and what a win means for Koepka's status among golf's greats (16:20).
  • Live from the PGA Championship, Part I (05/15)

    Kyle Porter joins Chip Patterson live from Bethpage Black for last minute notes on the PGA Championship. First, why is no one talking about Francesco Molinari as a contender (2:00) and Brooks Koepka's unique mental approach to major championships (10:25). Then it's on to expert picks, with extended thoughts on Rory McIlroy (21:50) and Dustin Johnson (25:41).
  • Top storylines for the PGA Championship (05/13)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson start previewing the upcoming PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. First, reviewing Sung Kang's win at the Byron Nelson (3:05) and other takeaways from the tournament including Brooks Koepka's strong showing a review of Tony Romo's performance (7:00). Then, a Stock Up-Stock Down debate for Jordan Spieth (14:45), what's in store for Tiger Woods leading the top storylines for the PGA Championship (21:10), expectations for the course (28:00) and much, much more.
  • We need a Spieth-Reed showdown in Texas (05/08)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson predict the perfect finish for the weekend action. First, looking back at the story of the first amateur to win the US Open (2:30) and what the leaderboard looked like in 2010 when Jordan Spieth made his Byron Nelson debut as a 16-year old amateur (6:53). Then, the stat that supports Brooks Koepka as the best major player since the start of 2015 (10:00), Tony Romo prop bets for the tournament (17:20) and predicting the perfect finish to the tournament ahead (19:32).
  • Koepka, Spieth, Romo headline Byron Nelson field (05/07)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson are joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to preview the weekend action. First, Kyle and Chip review Tiger Woods' Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony (2:33), debate whether Phil actually hit a home run in his latest viral video (7:15) and take their best guess at Tony Romo's score as a member of the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson (10:15). Then, Sean Martin joins the show for unique perspective on Max Homa (22:33), followed by a "Who's No. 1" roundtable (29:45) and picks to win this weekend (38:00).
  • A win for the grinders (05/06)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss Max Homa's win at the Wells Fargo, where Rory fell short and more. First, what we can learn about the grind of professional golf in Homa's story (1:18), what kept Rory from being able to maintain his strong first round (9:30) and a Stock Up-Stock Down breakdown for Sergio Garcia (16:28). Then, the latest in the Koepka-Chamblee feud (23:30), Stat of the Day and Over-Unders of the Week (32:18).
  • Rory turns 30, listener mailbag, Wells Fargo preview (05/01)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson field questions from listeners and preview the Wells Fargo Championship. First, where Rory stands at this point in his career with his 30th birthday coming up on Saturday (4:23), how golfers deal with social media in the wake of Lexi Thompson's decision to step away from the platform (11:00) and what to make of Justin Thomas' wrist injury (17:08). Then it's on to the mailbag, with several questions on how Tiger influenced the career of his peers (25:36) and finally a preview and picks to win this weekend in Charlotte (37:56).
  • Sean Martin live from Wells Fargo Championship (04/30)

    Sean Martin of PGATour.com joins Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson to break down under the radar stories in golf. First, the story of Mickey Wright's 1961 win at Augusta Country Club in "On This Date" (3:00), a look back at the U.S. Opens played at Bethpage in 2002 and 2009 (6:41) and some Wells Fargo trivia (17:53). Then Sean Martin joins the show to discuss the player getting overlooked this season (24:53) and more from life under par and under the radar on the PGA Tour. 
  • Jon Rahm wins everywhere (04/29)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap team play at the Zurich, Tiger Woods' schedule and more. First, what the Zurich Classic win means for Ryan Palmer as well as Jon Rahm (2:45) and other takeaways from the action touching on the brothers Koepka, the Fleetwood-Sergio duo and a missed cut for Adam Scott and Jason Day (8:00). Then, grading the team play event in Stock Up-Stock Down (16:15), whether Tiger Woods withdrawing from the Wells Fargo is concerning (22:45) plus Stat of the Day, Monday's Over-Unders and more (32:00).
  • Best pairings at the Zurich Classic (04/24)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the team competition in Louisiana this weekend. First, why Tiger's win at The Masters is the best-case scenario for year one of a rearranged schedule (3:16), what to expect from PGA Championship course conditions at its new May date (9:03) and a stock check for Adam Scott heading into his Zurich Classic pairing with Jason Day (14:00). Finally, our favorite pairings in this year's event (22:15) and the fantasy parings that we want to see in the future (30:50).
  • Where Tiger is most likely to win No. 82 (04/22)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson talk DJ's Sunday collapse and Tiger's 2019 future. First, celebrating Tiger's Friday night out with the green jacket (1:20) and then a deep dive on where we might see him log a record-tying PGA Tour win (5:50). Then, adjustments to Dustin Johnson's stock after a blown lead in Hilton Head (20:55) and the depths of the grind for Jordan Spieth (32:19).
  • RBC Heritage Preview (04/17)

    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).
  • Live From Augusta Part IV (04/14)

    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.
  • Live From Augusta Part III (04/12)

    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.
  • Live From Augusta Part II (04/10)

    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).
  • Live From Augusta Part I (04/08)

    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).
  • Talking Masters with Sean Martin (04/03)

    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.
  • Kuchar's Q1 report (04/01)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Kevin Kisner's win over Matt Kuchar, Tiger and more from Match Play. First, what stood out from  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).
  • The Masters inside the numbers (03/27)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss stats, facts, notes and stories from throughout the history of The Masters. 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).
  • Match Play Bracket Reveal Live! (03/25)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to the draw for the WGC Match Play this weekend in Austin. 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).
  • Valspar Championship Preview (03/20)

    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).
  • How Rory wins (03/17)

    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).
  • Previewing The Players (03/13)

    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. 
  • Euros crushed, but Rory faded at Tiger-less Bay Hill (03/11)

    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).
  • Tiger sits, rules drama continues, picks to win at Bay Hill (03/06)

    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).
  • Justin, we need to talk (03/04)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Honda Classic in Palm Beach and discuss Justin Thomas' war of words with the USGA. 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).
  • DJ vs. Rory (02/26)

    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).
  • WGC-Mexico Preview (02/20)

    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).
  • JB outlasts JT, Tiger thrills at Riviera (02/18)

    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).
  • Singing in the rain (02/14)

    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).
  • What Phil's Pebble win means for his U.S. Open chances (02/11)

    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).
  • Jordan Spieth (02/06)

    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.
  • Rickie's rollercoaster Sunday, Sergio's DQ and more (02/03)

    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).
  • Jim Nantz, Lexi Thompson, Sean Martin (01/29)

    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). 
  • Justin Rose reminded everyone he's No. 1 (01/27)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Justin Rose's win and Tiger Woods' performance and Torrey Pines over the weekend. 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).
  • Tiger making 2019 debut at Torrey Pines (01/21)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson look ahead to Tiger Woods' 2019 PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open. 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).
  • Jordan Spieth sounds lost, Desert Classic preview (01/15)

    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).
  • On Kuchar and tipping (01/13)

    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).
  • Sony Open Preview (01/09)

    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.
  • Xander steals one in Hawaii (01/06)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap an epic comeback win for Xander Schauffele in the Tournament of Champions. 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.
  • Tournament of Champions preview (01/02)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the first event of the 2019 golf calendar, the Tournament of Champions from 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).
  • Top Storylines in Golf for 2019 (12/28)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down the top storylines that will dominate the sport in 2019. 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).
  • Top 5 events of 2018 (12/13)

    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). 
  • Grading Tiger's 2018 comeback year (12/5)

    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). 
  • The Match was Phil's wheelhouse (11/24)

    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).
  • Tiger-Phil preview (11/19)

    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.
  • The youth movement is real (11/14)

    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).
  • Time to sell your Bryson stock (11/7)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson react to Bryson DeChambeau's win in Las Vegas over the weekend. 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).
  • Expectations for Jordan Spieth in 2019 (10/31)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down where Xander Schauffele stands among his peers after his third win (2:00) and other takeaways from the HSBC Champions (14:00). Plus, where Jordan Spieth's benchmark should be for 2019 (24:00), and a preview the weekend action in Las Vegas (29:45).
  • Why being No. 1 in the world might be underrated (10/22)

    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).
  • What current American star might be the next Johnny Miller? (10/17)

    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).
  • JT is the headliner, Xander's a sleeper, more Malaysia preview (10/10)

    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).
  • Talking through the U.S. Ryder Cup defeat (10/1)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the 2018 Ryder Cup, explaining why the United States' performance was embarrassing (3:00), why the European side has been so dominant in this series on European 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).
  • Ryder Cup Preview (9/26)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson lay out their final predictions and expectations for the Ryder Cup. Topics include official score prediction (3:00), whether the Patrick Reed-Jordan Spieth pairing has 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
  • Tiger's win is the perfect finale to the PGA Tour season (9/24)

    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.
  • Tour Championship Preview (9/19)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the big announcement from Congressional Club (2:00) and the changes coming to the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup starting in 2019 (7:30). Then its on to the 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).
  • Grading U.S., European Ryder Cup Teams (9/13)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Keegan Bradley's win over Justin Rose in the BMW Championship (5:00), the big takeaways from Tiger Woods going low (10:00), why the European Ryder Cup locker room 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).