Humphries achieved major destiny in an epic win over 'The Iceman' who did not play poorly and even said he played better.
Comparisons between him and Michael Smith finally getting over the line have been made, but Mardle isn't making wild guesses at the future path of 'Cool Hand Luke' despite becoming a major champion.
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"Michael Smith was always considered, he'll win a World's even though he hadn't won a major and that was the general consensus with Luke (Humphries). Now he's won a major, is he going to go on and win the World's? Is it going to be win the Grand Slam and then win the World's? We don't know. What we do know is that for any of the frailties people thought Luke had, he hasn't got them," said Mardle to Sky Sports.
"He didn't beat someone who was having a night off. He beat someone playing well and Gezzy said he played the better darts, he didn't. He does not believe that one bit. Luke was better and that's why Luke won."
"There was so much to enjoy about that game. I'm watching it and I'm bewildered at their brilliance. Even just listening to Luke, this is just great. We love darts and we're kind of biased anyway but I just love sport being played well. That wasn't just well, that was perfect."