Rory McIlroy and former ISM stable-mate Lee Westwood have been paired together for the opening rounds of the Shanghai Masters.
With uncertainty surrounding McIlroy’s reasons for leaving ISM, the pairing will certainly add a bit of spice to the tournament, which starts tomorrow at Lake Malaren Golf Club.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Chandler said: “I don’t know whether it was his girlfriend getting in his ear or someone else but I thought we were doing a pretty good job, to be honest, and I think that’s how the outside world saw it.
“I don’t know if Rory didn’t like me being in the press but he referred to me as a ‘celebrity manager’ a couple of times, which I thought was an odd thing to say.”
McIlroy is yet to give a reason behind his decision, but has joined close friend and compatriot Graeme McDowell on the books of Dublin-based company Horizon Sports Management.