Peter Wright has claimed his third title of the season. The world champion was unstoppable during the fifth Players Championship event and defeated Gerwyn Price afer a brilliant final.
The world number two steamrolled his opponents en route to the semi-finals. In his first five matches, he only dropped seven legs against the likes of Darren Webster, Scott Mitchell en Glen Durrant. He even averaged an astonishing 120.2 average in his second round against Adrian Gray. In the semi-finals Wright edged out Devon Petersen 7-5, who reached his very first Pro Tour semi-final.
Wright met Price in the final and it turned to be out a classic clash between the world numbers two and three. Seven of the fourteen legs were won within twelve darts, while both players averaged over 109.
The Scotsman and the Welshman especially played well in their own legs, so there were no breaks, up to the fourteenth leg. Price left double 20 after twelve darts in his own leg, before Wright decided the final with a brilliant 170 checkout to claim the win.
There were also good runs today for Christian Bunse, Dimitri van den Bergh, Benito van de Pas and Jamie Lewis, as they all came through the last 16. Bunse caused an upset earlier on the day as he defeated Michael van Gerwen in the third round. Steve Lennon showed good form as he hit a nine-darter and reached the last four.
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Players Championship 5
Rob Cross (92.2) 6 | 4 (88.9) Christian Bunse
Devon Petersen (105.2) 6 | 2 (97.8) Dimitri Van den Bergh
Peter Wright (103.5) 6 | 3 (96.5) Ryan Joyce
Glen Durrant (91.8) 6 | 3 (95.1) Vincent van der Voort
Steve Lennon (106.6) 6 | 1 (89.7) Benito van de Pas
Gabriel Clemens (90.1) 6 | 5 (92.2) Nathan Aspinall
Gerwyn Price (90.1) 6 | 3 (86.1) Jamie Lewis
William O’Connor (98.6) 6 | 5 (94.2) Brendan Dolan
Devon Petersen (99.4) 6-5 (98.3) Rob Cross
Peter Wright (95.2) 6 | 1 (90.7) Glen Durrant
Steve Lennon (91.9) 6 | 2 (83.3) Gabriel Clemens
Gerwyn Price (106.7) 6 | 2 (99.7) William O’Connor
Peter Wright (104.9) 7 | 5 (98.9) Devon Petersen
Gerwyn Price (94.8) 7 | 6 (97.2) Steve Lennon
Peter Wright (109.6) 8 | 6 (109.2) Gerwyn Price
Tags: Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Players Championship 5
🏆 WRIGHT CLINCHES PC5 TITLE! 🏆
Peter Wright caps off a fantastic day of darts with an 8-6 victory over Gerwyn Price in the final, winning it with a 170 finish! 🔥
Wright averaged almost 110 in the final, his SIXTH ton-plus average of the day! pic.twitter.com/2B7Cf5W0Dv
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) February 22, 2020