Incredible Wright claims PC5 title in style

Peter Wright claimed his first ProTour title of 2020 by defeating Gerwyn Price 8-6 in Saturday’s Players Championship 5 final in Wigan, while Steve Lennon hit a nine-darter.

The World Champion averaged over 100 in all but one of his matches on his way to claiming the £10,000 top prize in this year’s fifth Players Championship event, sealing the win with a 170 finish.

In the second round, Wright missed a dart at double 20 to break his own broadcast record average, but he still managed an astonishing 120.2 average in a whitewash victory over Adrian Gray.

Scotland’s World Cup star then saw off Scott Mitchell, Ryan Joyce and Glen Durrant before edging a high contest semi-final with Devon Petersen.

In a day filled with ton-plus averages, the final was no different, with both players averaging over 109 across the 14 legs.

“it’s just the start. I’m enjoying these darts and we’ve got something in the pipeline to improve them further.” said a confident Wright.

“Who knows what I can win this year? I just take it a leg at a time and that’s all you can do.

“As World Champion, I’ve always got a target on my back but I feel like I’m giving some of the other players the belief that they too can win anything.”

The first 13 legs of the contest went with throw before Wright produces the biggest finish of them all to not only break the Price throw, but claim the Scot’s first ProTour title of 2020, continuing a fantastic start to the year.

Earlier in the day World Cup runner-up, Lennon, hit a nine-dart finish in the fourth leg of his Last 32 clash with Kai Fan Leung, marking the tenth perfect leg across the PDC this year, before agonisingly missing match darts against Gerwyn Price in the semi-finals.

The wait for a first title of the year continues for Michael van Gerwen as the world number one was dumped out by Christian Bunse in the Last 32, while Gary Anderson was eliminated at the same stage by Ryan Joyce.

The 2020 PDC ProTour continues with Sunday’s Players Championship 6 event in Wigan, with live streaming on PDCTV.

Players Championship Five

Saturday February 22

Last 16

Rob Cross 6-4 Christian Bunse

Devon Petersen 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Peter Wright 6-3 Ryan Joyce

Glen Durrant 6-3 Vincent van der Voort

Steve Lennon 6-1 Benito van de Pas

Gabriel Clemens 6-5 Nathan Aspinall

Gerwyn Price 6-3 Jamie Lewis

William O’Connor 6-5 Brendan Dolan


Devon Petersen 6-5 Rob Cross

Peter Wright 6-1 Glen Durrant

Steve Lennon 6-2 Gabriel Clemens

Gerwyn Price 6-2 William O’Connor


Peter Wright 7-5 Devon Petersen

Gerwyn Price 7-6 Steve Lennon


Peter Wright darts 8-6 Gerwyn Price

PDC Press Release ENDS

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