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Golf's Super Agent

Chubby Chandler’s clients include four major tournament winners and a solid cast of golf’s biggest stars
Jeff Williams
From the Print Edition:
Havana—The Insider's Guide, November/December 2011

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“Even my mum, she’s 88, has started calling me Chubby over the last three or four years,” says Chandler.

Everyone knows Chubby, and it doesn’t hurt that he is the most available agent on the planet to the media. He’s the only agent who regularly makes the media rounds and has plenty of good things to say. He does it, he says, because he was afraid that when his players became successful that they would be swallowed into the maw of IMG, the biggest sports representation company. He wanted everyone to know that his players were his players, that they were International Sports Management folk, that they were part of the family.

But he’s not the ruler of the flock, according to Jeev Milkha Singh, India’s most successful player who signed up with Chandler in 2006.

“The thing I like about Chubby is that you can always get ahold of him and talk with him. He’s very personal that way.  He always has time for you,” says Singh. “He gives you the options and you decide. He’s not telling you that you have to do something. He gives you all the information and his opinion and you decide.”

Chandler can tell you why, in all likelihood, he makes a good agent.

“As a player and as an agent I have made all the mistakes, usually twice,” says Chandler. “You learn from there and get on with it. No time for regret.”

Jeff Williams is a contributing editor for Cigar Aficionado.

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