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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Most Recent Episode

  • BMW Recap, and Medinah talk with Mark Immelman (08/18)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman wrap up the BMW Championship, discuss what turned into an easy Medinah Country Club (1:55), discuss Justin Thomas' place in the hierarchy (5:55), hit on Big Cat quickly (12:27) and look ahead to a wonky Tour Championship (15:25).

Episodes of This Show

  • BMW Preview and More Brooks-Bryson talk with Mark Immelman (08/14)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman put a bow on the Bryson DeChambeau-Brooks Koepka kerfuffle (1:30), discuss the Korn Ferry Tour Finals (13:00) and who could advance, preview the BMW Championship (23:05) and give their picks for the second FedEx Cup Playoffs event of 2019 (32:12).
  • Slow play, Jason Day and FedEx Cup winner picks (08/12)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson reset the playoff picture heading into the BMW Championship. First, Bryson's odd response to slow play chatter (1:45), Jason Day splitting with Stevie Williams (9:15) and the drama from the Korn Ferry tour as PGA Tour cards were punched over the weekend (14:45). Then, Stock Up Stock Down looks at some of the biggest movers in the playoff standings (17:57) and Trivia with focus on Patrick Reed's elite company (28:00).
  • Northern Trust Recap (08/11)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Patrick Reed's win at the Northern Trust. First, what to expect from Patrick Reed as he captures a win in this current late-season surge (1:00), why Jordan Spieth might be seeing an all-time putting season go to waste (10:45) and whether the PGA Tour will enact any changes amid complaints of slow play that zeroed in on Bryson DeChambeau (20:45). Plus, what Tiger Woods' performances since the Masters win say about his effort to get back into major championship shape (41:45),
  • Northern Trust preview (08/07)

    Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Chip Patterson preview the start of the playoffs and pick winners for the weekend. First, laughs with Rory at Kuchar expense (2:00), explaining the Hovland rule (6:00), what a Presidents Cup team photo might say about the 2019 picks (10:00). Then, who has the advantage at Liberty National (21:23) and expectations for the Northern Trust including what Tiger has to gain, our Perfect Finish and picks to win (27:15).
  • Who will make the Presidents Cup roster? (08/05)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the Wyndham Championship and preview the upcoming debates for the final spots on the Presidents Cup roster. First, how J.T. Poston finished on top of the leaderboard in a birdie-filled week in Greensboro (1:30), what Viktor Hovland's trajectory looks like (8:30) and Webb Simpson's argument as one of the hottest golfers of 2019 (14:30). Then, Stock Up-Stock Down breaks down the Presidents Cup picture for the United States with just a few events left before the standings are locked (20:15).
  • Monday qualifying season, new PGA Tour schedule and a lit Zozo with Sean Martin (7/31)

    Kyle Porter and Sean Martin discuss the new PGA Tour schedule (3:45), what it takes to Monday into PGA Tour events (15:00), how much success Matt Wolff and Collin Morikawa have had (27:15) and what their perfect finish is to the Wyndham Championship (and regular season for 2018-19).
  • FedEx Cup Bubble Boys (07/30)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson look ahead to the FedEx Cup playoffs. First, updates to how players are adjusting to the new schedule (5:34) and the continuing saga of Xander Schauffele and his Callaway driver that got flagged by the R&A at The Open (7:58). Then, Stock Up-Stock Down looks at the players on the cut for playoffs (22:49) and expert picks for the weekend action in North Carolina (33:30).
  • WGC-FedEx St. Jude Recap: Brooks rolls, Rory stalls (7/29)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman dive into Brooks Koepka's psyche (1:00) before taking on Rory McIlroy's (5:45). They also get into a little Matthew Wolff (19:15), some Webb Simpson (24:47) Jordan Spieth (28:00) and briefly discuss just how interesting next week's Wyndham Championship is going to be.
  • Ranking the 2019 major championships (07/25)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the 2019 major season and judge it against the rest of the decade. First, lasting memories from the four majors of 2019 (1:35) before putting them in a definitive ranking (8:30). Then, our favorite major championships dating back to 2010 (23:00) and the Perfect Finish for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis (39:20).
  • Rory's motivation, Lowry's celebration, more Open fallout (07/23)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson set the stage for the WGC in Memphis after Lowry's win at The Open. First, all of the feels for Lowry's celebration tour with the Claret Jug (1:00), more evidence for Brooks Koepka's greatness in the 2019 major season (6:50) and a deep dive on what's next for Rory after his missed cut at Royal Portrush (19:33). Then, looking at the 2020 Masters odds (29:45), who changed the narrative the most this major season (37:30), Xander's driver issues (43:40) and expert picks for the WGC in Memphis (48:30).
  • Open Championship Recap (07/21)

    Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Chip Patterson react to Shane Lowry's win at the Open Championship. First, takeaways from Lowry's impressive Sunday performance on a difficult day at Royal Portrush (1:05) and what it means for him moving forward (7:20). Then, Stock Up-Stock Down takes a look at Tommy Fleetwood and Dustin Johnson (12:40), and why Brooks Koepka's 2019 affirmed his status as the best major championship golfer in the game (21:15).
  • Open Championship Weekend Preview (07/19)

    Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Chip Patterson discuss the first two rounds of the Open Championship. First, Rory McIlroy's nearly legendary effort to make the cut (1:05), what to make of both Tiger and Phil missing the cut together for the first time in over two decades of majors (7:10) and whether Jordan Spieth's early round success is sustainable through the weekend (11:15). Then, thoughts on Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes and the top of the leaderboard (17:00), why Royal Portrush has been the star (24:00) and predicting the Perfect Finish for the weekend (27:00).
  • Open Championship Preview Part II with Mark Immelman (7/16)

    Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman look ahead to the Open Championship at Royal Portrush and how this just might be the best major to watch on TV. First, a close examination of Portrush (2:36), how Brooks Koepka doesn't practice (9:35), what this major means for Tiger Woods (12:30), how this Open in Northern Ireland affects Rory McIlroy (19:30), and some under-the-radar picks for this event (27:44).
  • Open Championship Preview Part I (07/15)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap the weekend action and look ahead to the Open Championship. First, a look back at the incredible Open finishes since 2013 (1:52) and a recap of the John Deere Classic and other weekend headlines (5:30). Then Stock Up, Stock Down looks at Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Viktor Hovland (12:08) and the Stat of the Day focuses on the most top-10s in the last 40 majors (19:45).
  • Sean Martin on Wolff, Morikawa, Rory and more

    PGATour.com's Sean Martin shares Matthew Wolff's backstory and more with Chip Patterson. First, Sean's California connection to Wolff and the golf movement around his game (2:15), why Collin Morikawa has the perfect game to match that early success (9:25) and predicting the Perfect Finish for the John Deere (15:50). Finally, some Open Championship thoughts including why Rory's major success since his last major win gets overlooked (18:45).
  • John Deere preview with Mark Immelman (07/09)

    CBS Sports' Mark Immelman joins Chip Patterson to preview the John Deere Classic. First, what to make of Matt Wolff winning as quickly as Tiger Woods and what's next for the 20-year old star (1:40), the Big 3-like dynamic to the new rookies (4:00) and expectations for their performance at the John Deere Classic (8:00). Then, how an Irish Open win highlighted Jon Rahm's current form (14:25) and whether Rory McIlroy's season will be a success without an Open Championship win (19:00).
  • Wolff one-ups Bryson in first PGA Tour win (07/08)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Matthew Wolff's win at the 3M Open. First, Matthew Wolff superfan Kyle Porter on how to balance Wolff's win with his own family vacation (1:00) and a deeper dive on what it means in the short-term and long-term for Wolff's career (3:45). Then, a Stock Up-Stock Down look at Bryson DeChambeau (13:45) and takeaways from Jon Rahm's Irish Open win (21:30).
  • Twitter Mailbag, 3M Open Picks (07/03)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson field questions from listeners and preview the 3M Open. First, the mailbag opens with discussions on the best trophy, Jason Day and the 2019 Player of the Year race (2:30) before pivoting to The Open at Portrush and more (8:30). Then, our Perfect Finish for the 3M Open (25:50), sleepers, top-10 lock and pick to win (28:00).
  • The annual late-season turn to Europe (07/02)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Irish Open and discuss the upcoming European Tour swing. First, how the PGA Tour and European Tour schedules overlap and what it means for golf's top stars later in the year (1:45) and why the unique setup is just one of many reasons to check out the Irish Open this weekend in Lahinch (8:00). Then, Trivia Tuesday focuses on Phil Mickelson's recent form (14:30) and Brooks Koepka's finishes in non-majors (22:12).
  • How winning changes your career (07/01)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Nate Lashley's win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. First, a look at Lashley's career and his effort to even make the field for the event (2:45) and a look at the disparity in points awarded for winning as opposed to a high leaderboard finish (9:45). Then, Stock Up-Stock Down spotlights Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed (17:15) and Kyle uses Steve Stricker's record-breaking win at the U.S. Senior Open to highlight his dominance in the 2013 season (26:00).
  • Mark Immelman Previews the Rocket Mortgage Classic (6/26)

    Kyle Porter is joined by Mark Immelman to discuss Dustin Johnson's season (4:11), Gary Woodland's return (11:38), their most underrated players of the year (20:34), the Amstel Light perfect finish to the Rocket Mortgage Classic (26:00) and who they think will win at the Detroit Golf Club (29:26).
  • Brendan Porath Goes Deep on Brooks Koepka, Harry Vardon and Bob Cousy (6/25)

    Kyle Porter and Brendan Porath (SB Nation, Shotgun Start, Golf Channel personality) dive into where they stand with Brooks Koepka (2:09), jump into historically great major totals (11:09), participate in a little Tuesday trivia (19:39) and pump out the surest bets in golf (24:11).
  • Chez, Sucher and the other Chip (6.24)

    Kyle Porter is joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to discuss the new triumvirate of Chez Reavie, Zack Sucher and Chip McDaniel (1:05) as well as the old guard of Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth (22:20). This week's stock up/stock down presented by TD Ameritrade takes a dive into the pro debuts of Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff (27:28) and they end discussing why golf on the PGA Tour is still a (sort of) old man's game (36:10).
  • Chez, Sucher and the other Chip (06/24)

    Kyle Porter is joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to discuss the new triumvirate of Chez Reavie, Zack Sucher and Chip McDaniel (1:05) as well as the old guard of Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth (22:20). This week's stock up/stock down presented by TD Ameritrade takes a dive into the pro debuts of Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff (27:28) and they end discussing why golf on the PGA Tour is still a (sort of) old man's game (37:10).
  • Travelers Championship Preview (06/19)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the weekend action in Connecticut. First, noting a surprising field of stars one week after the U.S. Open (2:00), wondering if we're underrating Brooks Koepka's current run in major championships (5:15) and the Perfect Finish for the Travelers Championship (12:45). Then, then path to a PGA Tour card for Matthew Wolf and Viktor Hovland as they make their pro debuts (15:10) and expert picks (winner, top-10 lock and sleeper) for the weekend action (21:50).
  • Where did Koepka, Rory, DJ, Spieth fall short? (06/18)

    Sean Martin of PGATour.com and Kyle Porter join Chip Patterson from California for a final review of the 2019 U.S. Open. First, where Koepka's Sunday effort falls in this run of major championship success (2:00), whether too much is being made about Jordan Spieth and Michael Greller's relationship (7:21) and what went wrong for Dustin Johnson in a woeful showing given the expectations (13:00). Then, another good showing for Xander (19:00), Gary Woodland's future trajectory (23:00), a strange week for Justin Rose (28:00), how to feel about Rory McIlroy's performance and much more.
  • Live Recap from Pebble Beach (06/17)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Gary Woodland's win over Brooks Koepka at the 2019 U.S. Open. First, Kyle's impressions of Pebble Beach from seeing the championship in person (2:00) and then a guess at what the first major win means for Gary Woodland (9:30). Then, what to make of Tiger Woods' up-and-down showing this week (19:10) and how to compare the contending efforts from Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy (23:15).
  • Live from Pebble Beach (06/12)

    Kyle Porter checks in with Chip Patterson live from Pebble Beach to make final expert picks for the 2019 U.S. Open. First, general expectations for the scoring this week with the USGA's adjustments (2:20), Brooks Koepka's on-site swagger (9:30) and predicting the Perfect Finish for the weekend (14:22). Finally, our picks for winner, top-10, sleeper and a few best predictions (17:36).
  • Phil's chance at the slam, other U.S. Open storylines (06/11)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss big talking points heading into the weekend. First, the USGA's impact on Pebble Beach (3:00) and what to expect from Phil Mickelson in pursuit of the career grand slam (10:30). Then, how we put Brooks Koepka in context if he wins (16:30), whether Dustin Johnson is flying below the radar and more storylines of note (24:15).
  • Rory makes golf, a hard sport, look easy (06/10)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Rory McIlroy's win at the Canadian Open and start to preview the U.S. Open. First, recapping Rory's final round 61 (2:00) and guessing at why his 2019 success has been overlooked by many (6:45). Then, looking at the weekend performances from Graeme McDowell and Brooks Koepka in Stock Up-Stock Down (14:00), all the non-Tiger reasons that Tiger Woods can win at Pebble Beach (20:22) and a trend in Rory's PGA Tour wins in Stat of the Day (27:00).
  • What kind of player will succeed at Pebble? (06/05)

    PGATour.com's Sean Martin returns to discuss Patrick Cantlay and preview the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. First, Sean's memories of following Cantlay on the college and amateur circuit (1:15), thoughts on how Pebble Beach's setup might impact the kind of golfer that wins the U.S. Open (9:45) and notable performances from the sectional qualifying (18:15). Then, an unbelievable story from golf's history about the Canadian Open winner who beat Bobby Jones by a record 16 strokes in 1919 (25:00) and predicting the Perfect Finish for the RBC Canadian Open this weekend (33:30). 
  • Mailbag: Is Pebble Beach Phil's last chance at the slam? (06/04)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the Canadian Open and respond to mailbag questions. First, looking at the results of the U.S. Open sectional qualifying (1:05) and some fascinating Canadian Open trivia (6:20). Then it's on to the mailbag, addressing Phil Mickelson's shot at completing the career grand slam (12:30), who would have won the four recent Koepka majors if he wasn't in the field and more. Finally, expert picks and predictions for the Canadian Open (25:21).
  • Patrick Cantlay: Star or superstar? (06/03)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the weekend action at the Memorial, from Patrick Cantlay's win to Tiger's Sunday and more. First, looking at Cantlay's professional journey and predicting what the win means for him moving forward (1:30) and whether Jordan Spieth has his game in position to contend at Pebble Beach (13:25). Then, takeaways from Tiger Woods' first tournament since the PGA Championship (18:15) and a look back at the 2010 U.S. Open leaderboard, where Dustin Johnson shot an 82 on Sunday after holding the 54-hole lead (24:00).
  • Can Spieth turn it on for the weekend? (05/31)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson preview the weekend action at the Memorial. First, why the Memorial is a great spot to see golf's best characters clash (1:40), whether Jordan Spieth can deliver on the weekend (7:00) and takeaways from Tiger Woods' performance thru 36 holes (10:09). Then, what to make of the missed cuts from Phil, JT and Rory (15:48) and our perfect finish predictions for the weekend (20:48).
  • Memorial Preview (05/29)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson discuss the NCAA golf championships and preview the Memorial. First, the latest in the ongoing saga between players and the USGA, via an anonymous survey (1:36) and a brief look at the U.S. Women's Open this week in Charleston (9:20). Then, takeaways from the NCAA golf championships (14:00) and expert picks for the weekend action in Ohio (23:20).
  • What it takes to win (05/28)

    Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson break down Kevin Na's win at Colonial and more. First, how Kevin Na was able to close out his victory over Tony Finau and others (1:30), including a discussion of the intangibles it takes to win on a Sunday. Then, whether Jordan Spieth's recent success is sustainable (12:50) and a hearty portion of Stock Up-Stock Down with analysis on Rory, Tiger, Bryson, Justin Thomas and Matt Kuchar (17:03).
  • 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)
  • 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).