The Golf Power List: 40-314th July, 2012 by admin
34. Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler, founder of International Sports Management
The former European Tour golfer set up International Sports Management in 1989. Today its clients include a raft of major winners – including half of them in 2011 – and even golf tournaments such as the British Masters.
However, despite this incredible success, ‘Chubby’ is arguably most famous for losing perhaps the biggest client the firm had: Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irish golfer said that ditching Chubby in 2011 was the hardest decision he has ever had to make.
Chubby said he was shocked and hurt by the setback, but it did help propel him to celebrity status. The larger than life character now has nearly 60,000 followers on Twitter.