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Andrew Chandler (golfer)

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Nationality  England
PGA Championship  DNP
Turned professional  1974
Masters Tournament  DNP
Name  Andrew Chandler
Former tours  PGA European Tour
U.S. Open  DNP
Role  Professional golfer
Professional wins  1
The Open Championship  T65: 1986
Retired  1989

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Organizations founded  International Sports Management

Andrew "Chubby" Chandler (born 1953) is a retired English professional golfer (European Tour) and current Managing Director of Cheshire-based sports management firm ISM (International Sports Management).


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Golf career

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Of Turkish descent, Chandler turned professional in 1974; his first European Tour tournament was that year's Italian Open, which was also the tour debut of Seve Ballesteros. He spent the following 15 years playing on the Tour, with his best season coming in 1986 when he finished 44th on the Order of Merit; he also had his best result in this season with a third place in the Italian Open. Despite never winning on Tour, he did have one professional victory, at the 1985 São Paulo International. However, after another slump in form, he retired from the professional game in 1989.

Professional wins (1)

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  • 1985 São Paulo International
  • Results in major championships

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    Note: The Open Championship was the only one of the four majors that Chandler played in.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    Management career

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    After retirement from his playing career in 1989, Chandler decided to start a sports management business. He approached fellow professional golfers Derrick Cooper, Denis Durnian, Phil Harrison and Carl Mason, and agreed a deal to manage their careers, operating with an initial £10,000 overdraft out of a back room at Mere Golf Club. Soon after, in 1990, Chandler was approached by young amateur player Darren Clarke, who would go on to become one of his most successful players.

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    The golf management business steadily grew throughout the 1990s, until Chandler was approached by Lancashire player Neil Fairbrother to manage the career of his young teammate Andrew Flintoff. Flintoff would go on to propel Chandler and his company into the spotlight during the 2005 Ashes series, while Fairbrother took a post at ISM himself after retiring from cricket in 2002. The increasing success of ISM, and particularly the original golf sector, became apparent in 2010 and 2011; after the victory of longtime client Darren Clarke at the 2011 Open Championship, ISM had represented four of the last five major championship winners, namely Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and Clarke himself.

    McIlroy left ISM in the autumn of 2011, later saying that ISM took his career in the wrong direction. McIlroy regretted his decision in 2010 to give up his PGA Tour card, and skipping the 2010 Players Championship at Sawgrass that year. Chandler's aversion to the PGA Tour was cited by McIlroy as one of the main reasons for their split.


  • Lee Westwood, 21 European Tour wins, former world number one
  • Ernie Els, 1994 and 1997 U.S. Open champion, 2002 and 2012 Open champion
  • Rory McIlroy, 2011 U.S. Open champion. (former client, left October 2011)
  • Graeme McDowell, 2010 U.S. Open champion. (former client, left October 2011)
  • Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters champion
  • Darren Clarke, 2011 Open champion
  • Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open champion
  • David Howell, 4 European Tour wins
  • Simon Dyson, 4 European Tour wins
  • Grégory Bourdy, 3 European Tour wins
  • Jeev Milkha Singh, 3 European Tour wins
  • Len Mattiace, 2 PGA Tour wins, 2003 Masters runner-up
  • Christina Kim, 2 LPGA Tour wins
  • David Horsey, 2 European Tour wins
  • James Kingston, 2 European Tour wins
  • Shiv Chowrasia, 2 European Tour wins
  • Danny Willett, 2016 Masters Tournament champion
  • Cricket

  • Muttiah Muralitharan, former Sri Lanka spin bowler, all-time leading Test wicket-taker
  • Andrew Flintoff, former England captain
  • Michael Vaughan, former England captain
  • Paul Collingwood, former England one-day captain
  • Marcus Trescothick, former England opener
  • Andrew Hall, former South Africa allrounder
  • Craig Kieswetter, England wicketkeeper
  • Tim Ambrose, former England wicketkeeper
  • Geraint Jones, former England wicketkeeper
  • Ajmal Shahzad, England fast bowler
  • Graham Onions, England fast bowler
  • Steve Harmison, former England fast bowler
  • Rikki Clarke, former England allrounder
  • Football

  • Clint Bolton, Australian goalkeeper
  • Alex Brosque, Australian striker
  • David Carney, Australian defender
  • Osman Chávez, Honduran defender
  • Igor de Camargo, Belgian striker
  • Dean Heffernan, Australian defender
  • Dekel Keinan, Israeli defender
  • Sean O'Driscoll, Irish manager
  • Itay Shechter, Israeli striker
  • Gil Vermouth, Israeli midfielder
  • Snooker

  • Stephen Hendry, seven time World Champion
  • Graeme Dott, two time World Champion
  • Peter Ebdon, former World Champion
  • Ken Doherty, former World Champion
  • Neil Robertson, former World Champion
  • Shaun Murphy, former World Champion
  • Allister Carter, two time ranking event winner
  • Jamie Cope, former World number 13
  • Mark King, former World number 11
  • Other sports

  • Heather Frederiksen, Paralympic swimmer
  • Alastair Kellock, Scotland international rugby union player
  • References

    Andrew Chandler (golfer) Wikipedia

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