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CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and CBS Sports golf analyst Mark Immelman 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 in the sport of golf.

The First Cut with Kyle Porter CBS Sports

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CBS Sports senior golf writer Kyle Porter and CBS Sports golf analyst Mark Immelman 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 in the sport of golf.

    Tiger talks ‘Mamba Mentality’, Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines

    Tiger talks ‘Mamba Mentality’, Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines

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

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

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

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

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

    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.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

TheGingerAssassin ,

Homer Simpson and Kyle Porter

Listening to this podcast sounds like it is hosted by the man himself Homer J Simpson (aka Chip Patterson). Chip appears to have limited knowledge of golf and does not do much research. Thank goodness for Kyle Porter he is the reason I listen and suffer through Chip. Time to ditch that dead weight Kyle.

Tassone ,

Great show

Needs more Sean Martin! ❤️

Manno_77 ,

Loving the First Cut

Love this podcast. Chip has great one-liners and Kyle brings a good blend of traditional golf media and new age golf commentary. Definitely worth a listen

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