Mathers reveals how a cancelled flight back home led him to entering Q-School
Mathers won through Q-School with the Order of Merit being enough for the Australian and speaking to the Weekly Dartscast, he doesn't think it will sink in until he starts playing.
"It's just all sinking in at the moment obviously with what's happened the last couple of days," said Mathers to Weekly Dartscast.
"But a little bit of mixed emotions though obviously with the family not being here and not being able to go home as planned but it is what is."
"I don't think it will until I'm in that room with those other 127 so called professional darts players that I call myself now so I think it'll sink in on Thursday when that kicks off."
"But it could have been so different with Mathers having flights cancelled and nearly booking one home after Q-School initially got shifted.
"My flight got cancelled on the 1st February. I'd just be coming out of my two week quarantine back in Australia now.
"Because once they shifted Q-School from January, James (Bailey) and I decided we were going to go home on the 1st February. Whether they say it's fate or not I don't know, here we are now Tour Card holder."
"After my flight got cancelled, I was one press of a button away from purchasing a 10,000 Australian dollar business class seat, one way back to Australia.
"So to be honest, the main reason I decided to stay was, because my wife is so supportive back home to make me sort of try and follow the dream.
"Simon Whitlock who I've been staying with the last four months, the support it has been amazing. I couldn't thank him enough."