Van Gerwen played his first final in 2013, when he went down 7-4 against Phil Taylor. 'Mighty Mike' registered an average of 100.66 in that final.
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First time no 100 average
In his next four finals too, Van Gerwen averaged above 100 each time. Until this year, with 99.58 he stayed below that magic limit for the first time.