Humphries had long been seen as a major talent, yet it still took some time until he won his first major. "I had got a little bit of stick at times but I don't play this sport for people's benefit or for people's approval." said the 28-year-old Englishman to Oche180. "You're never going to be everyone's cup of tea and that's fine."
Schedule Saturday afternoon at Grand Slam of Darts 2023 highlighted by Beau Greaves versus Nathan Aspinall and Gerwyn Price beginning his campaign
"A lot of people would say that I haven't got any bottle because I hadn't done it yet, (win a major ed.). Every time I lost in a major they kept doing it. They did it to Michael Smith too and in the end it got a bit silly."
"This game is so full of quality dart players, if I hadn't won the title it wouldn't have meant I'm a bottler, I'd have just lost to the better player," Humphries concludes. "But it's a great feeling to prove these people wrong and shut them all up."