Dutch darts player Michael van Gerwen has won his fifth PDC Premier League title, taking his run to four in a row.
The man from Brabant beat home favourite Rob Cross 11-5 in front of a packed O2 stadium in London on Thursday evening.
After the match, Van Gerwen said he was particularly happy with this title, given the difficult issues he had to deal with, which were unconnected with darts. He declined to say what problems he had been confronted with but did admit to ‘not being in the best form of my life.’
With five league titles to his name, Van Gerwen is one title away from equaling the record set by Phil Taylor, who dominated the sport in the 1990s and beginning of this century.
Football player Robin van Persie was in the audience to witness Van Gerwen’s win.
.@Persie_Official ❤s the darts! 🎯
He’s at the O2 tonight, with countryman Michael van Gerwen in amongst the action! 🇳🇱
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— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) May 23, 2019