Van der Voort pleased to see Van Barneveld return to PDC Tour: “That is a great achievement if you have not played for a year”

Raymond van Barneveld has secured a Tour Card at the PDC Q-School. His compatriot, Vincent van der Voort is pleased with his return to the Pro Tour.

Van der Voort is already impressed. "That is a great achievement if you have not played for a year. Raymond has just done an excellent job. He averaged into the 90's in almost all his matches and in some matches even over 100. He can be confident about that,” said Van der Voort to

"You can bet that there was a lot of pressure on him", Van der Voort continued. “What if it hadn't worked out? What would he have to do? Go to the Challenge Tour? That's nothing, he doesn't belong there. Now he has his Tour Card and can build on his ranking. and try to qualify for the World Championship. "

Van der Voort does wonder how van Barneveld will deal with disappointment. "He has not played for a year and therefore has not lost a year, then everything is a lot more positive. I think he can mentally turn a switch that he approaches it differently, but not that he transforms himself from the worst loser in the world to the happiest person on earth.”

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