Durrant joins Taylor and Van Gerwen with league phase victory in Premier League Darts

Glen Durrant has joined a very select group of Premier League Darts champions.

The three-time world champion wrote his name into the history books after Gary Anderson's loss to Gerwyn Price secured the 2020 league phase title. Durrant ended the league campaign one point clear of Peter Wright on 21 points, securing top spot on his Premier League Darts debut.

He joins an elite pantheon of table-toppers, with only Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen having won the league phase before. Like the legendary duo (Taylor in 2005, Van Gerwen in 2013), Durrant finished first on debut.

Durrant was in control throughout, ending every single matchday in the play-off places, including 13 of 16 in the top position. A narrow defeat to Nathan Aspinall was the only blemish in his first 14 games. There were early draws against Fallon Sherrock and Wright. After Judgement Night, the Middlesbrough star showed his fighting spirit to rescue draws against Anderson, Van Gerwen and Michael Smith.

Durrant ended the season with two defeats, against Wright and Aspinall. However, those defeats came after a Premier League Darts play-off spot had already been confirmed.

Former BDO number one Durrant will take on Gary Anderson in the semi-final at the play-offs in London. Should he beat the two-time winner, either Wright or Aspinall will stand between him and a first PDC TV title.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Premier League Darts, including the fixtures and prize money breakdown.

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