A third Belgian will be active on the PDC Tour this season with Mike de Decker joining Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri van den Bergh after winning his Tour Card outright at Q-School last week.

De Decker caught up with DartsNews.com in the aftermath and spoke about how claiming his Tour Card this time around differed from before.

“I have experienced Q-School better this year than other years. Not only because I won my Tour Card, but mainly because I felt stronger than before,” said De Decker to DartsNews.com.

‘The Real Deal’ spoke about the difference also between his game now and when he previously had his Tour Card: “I am now throwing much more consistent and stronger than two years ago. This is mainly because at the time I thought that I was already there and did far too little for it. I will not make this mistake again.”

Just like many darts players, the young Belgian can also count on the guidance of a management team. “They make sure that I don’t have to worry about anything, except playing darts. This way they arrange my flights, hotels, taxis and registrations. I also become a full professional. I still live at home and can go for the full 100%. My parents also support me in this. ”

Finally he spoke about his ambitions for his two years on the tour and one stands out: “My main goal is to be in the top 64 of the world ranking within two years so that I don’t have to go back to Q-School. If this succeeds, we’ll see afterwards. ”

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Author: Samuel Gill