Baggish reveals Tour Card permutations weren't known until after Mitchell defeat at Q-School: "I thought I'd bottled it"
'The Gambler' risked it all for a shot at PDC glory but as he revealed, he didn't know it was the case with the American only having the fact he had to potentially win it at the forefront of his mind.
"I thought I had to win it. I just felt like every match, put everything into it, every single leg no matter what just keep your mind in it and just be mentally strong. Got a bit of advice on my doubles the night before from Wayne (Mardle) and it worked out," said Baggish to Online Darts.
"Once I got going in my second match, I started to feel really good. All day the plan was to get to the final and put it all in and I did that but something just hit me and I got nervous. I just knew I had to win it."
"When I lost 6-2, I thought I'd bottled it and let myself down."
Achieving another dream and messages of support
As a result of claiming his Tour Card, it is another box ticked for the likeable American who received lots of messages after his victory.
"The World Championship is something I wanted to dream of, I achieved it. I wanted to play on the World Cup team, play on the PDC Tour and the moment they told me, it was a dream come true again."
"I was just so excited to get back to everyone that wrote me because everyone over here and back in the States were just so great with messages, not one negative person which was very surprising."
Next up is the Super Series and for Baggish, he cannot wait for his first taste of PDC action.
"I'm excited, I've already got the taste of playing the players whether it's the World Championship or Q-School. As long as I put the practice in and do what I've been doing especially that last day, I'll continue to shock the people and try to win a title at some point."