"This makes for a super feeling," Van Veen opened to Darts Actueel. "I am looking forward tremendously hard to playing on the Pro Tour for the next two years."
Van Veen was touted beforehand as one of the favourites to capture a Tour Card. "But that is much easier said than done. I felt the pressure, but also knew it was possible. It's great that it worked out in the end."
Extraordinary throwing style
Van Veen has quite a remarkable throwing style. "True, in junior I threw differently. But just before the start of the pandemic I changed my style, as my darts fell just below the triple 20 far too often. That's why I started throwing much flatter and since then things have been going much better."
Besides darts, Van Veen is still an aeronautical engineering student. "I still have to do an internship at Schiphol in my final year, I'm just going to combine that with darts in the coming months."
Van Veen is someone who, when he does not have to play himself, is also glued in front of the television to watch his colleagues. "I have always been a huge darts fan. My idol used to be Gary Anderson, now I have it more for Jonny Clayton. He actually plays purely for fun and is always very sporty!"
Besides steeltip darts, Van Veen is also successful in softtip. "I'm not saying goodbye to that discipline for good, although it's been on the back burner since last year. But I do like to keep doing it."