Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Darren Clarke win brings more success for Chubby Chandler

SANDWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Manager Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler holds the Claret Jug following Darren Clarke's victory at the end of the final round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's on July 17, 2011 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SANDWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Manager Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler embraces Darren Clarke's girlfriend Alison Campbell at the end of the final round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's on July 17, 2011 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Darren Clarke's manager Andrew "Chubby" Chandler, a former European Tour player himself, now handles the careers of the last three major champions - and four of the last five.

Louis Oosthuizen won last July's Open and so far this season Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and now Clarke have captured The Masters, US Open and Open.

In a month's time at the US PGA Chandler has the chance to complete his own "Chubby Slam".

Clarke was his first big signing over 20 years ago, soon followed by Lee Westwood. The world number two has yet to win his first major.

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