Thornton reflects after superb Super Series return: “There’s life in this old dog yet” |

Thornton reflects after superb Super Series return: “There’s life in this old dog yet”

Multiple major champion, Robert Thornton returned to competitive action during the latest PDC Super Series making up the numbers after losing his Tour Card at the turn of the year.

But for Thornton, he showed he definitely still belonged on the ProTour with £6,500 prize money won and victories over the likes of Michael Smith, Daryl Gurney and Nathan Aspinall.

“There’s life in this old dog yet. I was given an opportunity and I took it,” said Thornton to Oche.

“I had 48 hours notice that I was in. I was down in Portsmouth playing in the Modus online league. So my wife had to send my passport down so I could travel.

“All my winning averages were between 96 and 106 and I got some good results beating the likes of Michael and Daryl.

“I’m one of these people who believes that everything happens for a reason. Losing my tour card has probably given me the kick up the backside I needed. It’s given me the reason to fight back. I’ve always played better when I’m on the ropes.

“I’ve got that fire in my belly again and I went there to enjoy it and I did. To beat the likes of Nathan who is top of the Premier League was a boost for me. It’s good for my belief and I can’t wait to get another crack at it.

“Fingers crossed now I might get another chance in the next Players Championship block. Hopefully I will as I’d like to think I’d be one of the top picks for next in line if others pull out through travel issues.”

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