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February 25, 2020
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 ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 24, 2020
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). ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 24, 2020
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)? ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 22, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2020
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) ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 17, 2020
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). --- '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 17, 2020
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)?  ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 16, 2020
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). ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 15, 2020
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).  ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 14, 2020
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). ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 12, 2020
'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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2020
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) ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2020
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) ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 10, 2020
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. ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 10, 2020
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. ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 10, 2020
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).  ————————— '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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 8, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2020
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 a betting and DFS angle to succeed in your wagers at Monterey Peninsula. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2020
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 3, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 3, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 1, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 1, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2020
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).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 28, 2020
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2020
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2020
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2020
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. ———————— $10k - 15:00 $9k - 21:00 $8k - 26:29 $7k - 34:00 $6k - 42:50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 20, 2020
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 20, 2020
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 18, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 15, 2020
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). - FIELD BREAKDOWN $10,000+ Range (16:56) $9,000 Range (23:00) $8,000 Range (28:30) $7,000 and Below (34:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 15, 2020
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). - FIELD BREAKDOWN $10,000+ Range (16:56) $9,000 Range (23:00) $8,000 Range (28:30) $7,000 and Below (34:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 13, 2020
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’.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 13, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 11, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2020
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
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)?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
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)?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 4, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 4, 2020
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2019
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).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2019
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).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2019
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2019
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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 18, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 15, 2019
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 15, 2019
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 14, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2019
The crew recaps all the action from Day 2 where Tiger Woods and the U.S. team are clawing their way back after a rough Day 1. We also dive into the pairings for Day 3's morning fourball action and tell you what to watch for as we head into the weekend (31:50). Can Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed and the Americans dig themselves out of the hole? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2019
The crew recaps all the action from Day 2 where Tiger Woods and the U.S. team are clawing their way back after a rough Day 1. We also dive into the pairings for Day 3's morning fourball action and tell you what to watch for as we head into the weekend (31:50). Can Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed and the Americans dig themselves out of the hole? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
The dust has settled after Day 1 of the Presidents Cup. Rick Gehman, Mark Immelman and Kyle Porter huddle up to discuss action from the first day of matches. The International Team has jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after Day 1's four-ball action where Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas took home the only point for the United States. The pairings already are out for Day 2, so the squad previews Thursday's foursome action (31:50). Is the U.S. squad doomed or will the Americans get their act together? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2019
The First Cut Podcast crew is back and to preview the 2019 Presidents Cup. The captain’s picks are in and the jets have landed in Melbourne. Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Rick Gehman will break down the course and format (2:10). Ernie Els and the International team are major dogs, do they have any bite (14:50)? The squad also digs further into the Patrick Reed bunker controversy (26:20). Finally our analysts give their picks to take home the Presidents Cup (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2019
The First Cut Podcast crew is back and to preview the 2019 Presidents Cup. The captain’s picks are in and the jets have landed in Melbourne. Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Rick Gehman will break down the course and format (2:10). Ernie Els and the International team are major dogs, do they have any bite (14:50)? The squad also digs further into the Patrick Reed bunker controversy (26:20). Finally our analysts give their picks to take home the Presidents Cup (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 7, 2019
Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Rick Gehman are breaking down the action from the 2019 Hero World Challenge (1:34). Patrick Reed couldn't leave Albany without stirring up controversy in a waste bunker, the squad dives deeper (11:42). The United States team is on its way to the Melbourne for the Presidents Cup, what can we expect from Tiger and Team USA after the Hero (18:34)? Ernie Els and some of the International Team members have been tuning-up at the Australian Open, do these dogs have any bite (24:05)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 7, 2019
Kyle Porter, Mark Immelman and Rick Gehman are breaking down the action from the 2019 Hero World Challenge (1:34). Patrick Reed couldn't leave Albany without stirring up controversy in a waste bunker, the squad dives deeper (11:42). The United States team is on its way to the Melbourne for the Presidents Cup, what can we expect from Tiger and Team USA after the Hero (18:34)? Ernie Els and some of the International Team members have been tuning-up at the Australian Open, do these dogs have any bite (24:05)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 2, 2019
Kyle Porter and Rick Gehman look ahead to this week's star-studded Hero World Challenge (2:00). Tiger Woods is hosting 11 of the 12 US team members in what will be a tune-up for the 2019 Presidents Cup. The crew also talks about Jordan Spieth who is a long shot to win this week in the Bahamas (21:00). Rick and Kyle also roll through their favorite matchup bets for the week (29:50). In other news, Jason Day is out of the Presidents Cup, replaced by Ben An, could this actually be a blessing in disguise for Ernie’s squad (33:53)? Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson will headline a top-class field at the Saudi International, why are so many of golf’s top stars lining up to play in what might be the world’s most controversial golf tournament (43:10)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 2, 2019
Kyle Porter and Rick Gehman look ahead to this week's star-studded Hero World Challenge (2:00). Tiger Woods is hosting 11 of the 12 US team members in what will be a tune-up for the 2019 Presidents Cup. The crew also talks about Jordan Spieth who is a long shot to win this week in the Bahamas (21:00). Rick and Kyle also roll through their favorite matchup bets for the week (29:50). In other news, Jason Day is out of the Presidents Cup, replaced by Ben An, could this actually be a blessing in disguise for Ernie’s squad (33:53)? Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson will headline a top-class field at the Saudi International, why are so many of golf’s top stars lining up to play in what might be the world’s most controversial golf tournament (43:10)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 25, 2019
Host Rick Gehman talks to Mark Immelman and Kyle Porter about Tyler Duncan's surprising win (1:20), Brendon Todd's hot streak (10:10), Jon Rahm's reign in Dubai (14:15) and some buy/sell props for players going into 2020 (21:48). They also discuss Masters odds and thoughts at the very end (39:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 20, 2019
Rick Gehman and Kyle Porter reconvene to discuss the news of Brooks Koepka bowing out of the Presidents Cup and his replacement Rickie Fowler (1:00), who to watch the the RSM Classic (7:00) and how the European Tour season is going to end in Dubai (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 18, 2019
Host Rick Gehman and Kyle Porter review Brendon Todd's improbable run on the PGA Tour (1:05), the mental side of shooting low and high rounds (14:00), look at Tommy Fleetwood's victory in South Africa (23:00) and finally discuss the Race to Dubai as the golf slate winds down for the fall (28:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
The Presidents Cup is just a month away and Rick Gehman was joined by Kyle Porter and Eric Patterson to take a deep dive into each player from top to bottom to see which partners might team up, who they expect to find success and who they're more bearish on as we head into the matches at Royal Melbourne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 13, 2019
Rick Gehman is joined by Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman to discuss Matt Kuchar at the Mayakoba Golf Classic (1:40), how players keep distractions at bay (5:10), why guys are playing more in the fall (9:30), what's up with the course in Playa del Carmen (16:45), who Mark would take to the Ryder Cup if Brooks Koepka can't play (25:00), and Kyle and Rick cap it with who to pick up and play in your fantasy leagues (26:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 8, 2019
Kyle Porter and Rick Gehman go deep on Tony Finau (1:53), Patrick Reed (9:40), Gary Woodland (14:10), Tiger Woods (20:20) and those who didn't make the team this time around (24:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 7, 2019
Kyle Porter joins Rick Gehman to talk about Jason Day (0:45), Sungjae Im (5:15), Joaquin Niemann (13:15) and Adam Hadwin (17:00) and what it all means for the International squad against the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 4, 2019
Rick Gehman hosts as Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman discuss Rory's win over Xander Schauffele (1:15), Brendon Todd's return at the Bermuda Championship (12:30), Phil Mickelson's crazy streak (17:20), Presidents Cup selections (28:50) and that recent Golf.com survey (41:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 29, 2019
Kyle Porter and Rick Gehman discuss Gehman's career off the top (2:30), dive deep on the HSBC Champions (14:50), give three value picks (18:30), talk about how to find value in players from week to week (26:50), get steep on the Bermuda (30:50) and finally give some head-to-head matchups at the end (41:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 28, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman dive deep on Tiger Woods' win (1:30), his swing (2:50), his new record (6:50) and what's going to happen in 2020 when it comes to Big Cat and the PGA Tour (18:10). They also discuss their favorite reaction to Woods' 82nd (24:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 28, 2019
Rick Gehman of dfsondemand.com joins Kyle Porter to discuss Tiger Woods' 82nd win (1:00), which of his stats are the most impressive (13:22) and who surprised and disappointed at this inaugural event (16:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 22, 2019
Eric Patterson of The Score joins Kyle Porter and gives his background in golf (1:35), talks about how to pick golfers on a new course (11:20) and what to expect from the Zozo (16:35) and then discusses four super serious questions in the world of golf right now (21:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 21, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman talk about what Justin Thomas' win at the CJ Cup means for his career (1:50), what they liked (and didn't like) about The Challenge: Japan Skins (8:45), the Rory McIlroy-Brooks Koepka rivalry talk (16:30) and who they would pit against one another in the next skins game (24:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 14, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman go deep on Lanto Griffin's Houston win (1:10), how Bernd Wiesberger is ranked No. 22 in the world (7:10), the mixed event in Sweden next year (12:15), what the future holds for Jordan Spieth (24:30) and then hand out some CJ Cup winners and sleepers at the end (30:05).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 9, 2019
Kyle Porter and Carson Cunningham break down the Hero World Challenge (1:40) off the top before delving into Tiger Woods' Presidents Cup captain issues (9:40) and finally discussing the weak field in the 2019 Houston Open (16:40.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 8, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman dive into the number of feet of putts made by Kevin Na in Vegas (1:30), where they stand on Jon Rahm's 2020 (10:40), what the Players Championship is doing well (18:45) and how much money guys like Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson have made over the course of their careers (22:31).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 4, 2019
Brendan Porath (SB Nation and Shotgun Start) joins Kyle Porter to discuss Phil Mickelson dealing in Las Vegas (1:30), what Ryder Cup storylines they're already tired of (12:00) (and which they need more of!) and field some mailbag questions (23:33) before getting to this weekend's perfect finish.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2019
On this episode of the First Cut, Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman discuss Cameron Champ's emotional victory (2:00), what you need to know about Victor Perez (6:35), Rory McIlroy's comments about the European Tour's courses (10:30) and whose career they would choose from a handful of players in their 20s (and one in his 30s) (22:30).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 24, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman return to talk Danny Willett's resurgence (2:10), Sebastian Munoz's first win over Sungjae Im (15:30), the Tiger-Rory skins game in Japan (22:45) and what's going to happen at this week's Safeway Open at Silverado Country Club in Napa (30:40).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 18, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman start by discussing Joaquin Niemann's star power (1:12) before getting to the Solheim Cup (8:30), the BMW PGA Championship (17:30), Akshay Bhatia's PGA Tour debut (31:15) and their Sanderson Farms picks (36:25).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 10, 2019
Kyle Porter and Mark Immelman reconvene to discuss the fall slate (1:05), Arnold Palmer's legacy (8:50), which players they think are going to have great seasons with the Ryder Cup carrot dangling at the end of the road (14:45), discuss their perfect finish (27:00) and finally, give their picks for A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier (30:13).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2019
Sean Martin again joins Kyle Porter to discuss Viktor Hovland (0:45), Kristoffer Ventura's wild ride (7:00), Zac Blair's return (14:00), and Sean talks about his recent interview with Mavrick McNealy (18:00).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2019
Sean Martin joins Kyle Porter on this week's two-part episode to discuss Cal Poly football (1:10), break down the top Korn Ferry graduates (2:20), Sean compares his game to Matthew Wolff and Brandon Hagy (23:20), and they talk about what it means to make it to the PGA Tour (29:30).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 5, 2019
Mark Immelman, Kyle Porter and Chip Paterson debate the end of season awards on the PGA Tour. First, who is the Brooks Koepka of college football and more college football-to-golf comparisons (1:00) then taking a dive into Koepka vs. Rory and the Player of the Year debate (5:00). Plus, why Sungjae Im is the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year (16:50) and who among the young stars has the highest ceiling moving forward (20:45)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 29, 2019
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson hand out some awards for the 2019 PGA Tour Season. Honors include Best Tournament (1:00), what shot defined Tiger's Masters win (10:00), Rookie of the Year (18:30), most underrated season (25:20) and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Mark Immelman shares sights, sounds and thoughts from inside the ropes at the TOUR Championship. First, what players had to say about the changes to the playoff format (2:45), the highlights from a statement season for Rory McIlroy (7:00) and how fatigue might have played a role in Brooks Koepka fading down the stretch (11:40). Then, whether to be concerned about DJ's late-season struggles (16:00), the Presidents Cup chatter around East Lake (22:00) and where JT stands among his peers after 2019 (27:00).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Kyle Porter and Chip Patterson recap Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup win. First, how Rory's TOUR Championship experience in 2019 contrasts with his 2018 appearance in the final group with Tiger Woods (5:00), the Player of the Year debate (8:00), where Rory separated himself from the pack this year (15:30) and Stock Up-Stock Down focuses on Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson (30:21).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 22, 2019
Mark Immelman and Chip Patterson preview the TOUR Championship. First, the players' reactions to the new format (2:46), where you draw the line for actual contenders to win (6:00) and if the Player of the Year race is over (9:20). Then, the Perfect Finish for the weekend action (11:45) and expert picks, including sleepers and picks to win (15:00).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Mark Immelman is joined by Sean Martin of PGATour.com to discuss the challenges that East Lake presents ahead of the Tour Championship this weekend. The guys then assign "Stock Up, Stock Down" to several trending golfers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2019
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).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
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).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
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).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
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),Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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