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Gurney wins 2018 Players Championship

World No.5 Daryl Gurney has claimed is second PDC Major in style beating World No.1 Michael Van Gerwen 11-9 in an absolute thriller at Minehead.

Speaking after the thrilling victory Gurney said “I thought halfway through this season that my career was over,”

“I was stuck on the practice board, practicing hard, trying to get back to the best I could possibly be mentally. This weekend, I’ve hung in there.

“The way I played in the semi-finals, I thought I needed to find a fourth dart somewhere to play Michael or Gary, but my finishing kept me in there,” Gurney admitted.

I think it was probably two or three times I hit a 180 to leave a finish and I took it out. That’s possibly the only thing that kept me in the game.

“Obviously it’s a nice tick in the box because I think I’ve only beaten him [Van Gerwen] on the main stage once, so I’ve put that record to bed in some respects.

“As for the Worlds, it’s a totally different format, but if you’re winning a competition just before the Worlds, it puts you on good terms.”

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