Gary Anderson claimed victory in the first Players Championship of the year. The Flying Scotsman defeated Jeff Smith in the final.

Anderson, who has thrown 4 100+ averages in his 7 games today, started leading 2-1 and eventually 3-2, before he claimed three legs in a row to become 6-2 up. Jeff Smith was able to nick two legs, before Anderson became the first Pro Tour champion of the year with an 8-4 victory.

The Flying Scotsman beated the likes of Adrian Lewis, Joe Cullen, Rob Cross and Gerwyn Price on his way to the final to claim his 49th PDC ranking title.

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Last 16

Brendan Dolan 6 | 5 Ross Smith
Maik Kuivenhoven 6 | 3 Steve Brown
Peter Wright 6 | 3 Conan Whitehead
Jeff Smith 6 | 5 Nathan Aspinall
Adrian Lewis 6 | 1 Darren Webster
Steve Beaton 6 | 1 Mickey Mansell
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Rob Cross
Joe Cullen 6 | 1 Nick Kenny

Quarter-Finals

Brendan Dolan 6 | 3 Maik Kuivenhoven
Jeff Smith 6 | 5 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6 | 3 Steve Beaton
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Joe Cullen

Semi-Finals

Jeff Smith 7 | 2 Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson 7 | 3 Adrian Lewis

Final

Gary Anderson 8 | 4 Jeff Smith

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