Ward set to relinquish PDC Tour Card at the end of 2020: "I do not have the hunger or desire to be a professional darts player at the very top level"

Harry Ward will relinquish his PDC Tour Card at the end of 2020, it has been announced by both the former Players Championship winner and his management MDA Promotions.

Ward claimed his first PDC ranking title in his first full year as a Tour Card holder in Barnsley last year defeating Max Hopp 8-7 in the final. From there, 'Big H' went on to make his debut at the PDC World Championship reaching the second round losing to Simon Whitlock.

A player seen as having big promise, Ward has now decided to step away from darts admitting he doesn't have the 'hunger or desire' to be at the top level.

MDA Promotions said the following in a statement: "We would like to announce with great sadness that Harry Ward will at the end of the year turn in his PDC tour card. Harry has spoken with us and we give him his full support with this decision and wish him the very best. The World Series finals will be a great event for Harry next week and we can’t wait to see him on the big stage once again."

Ward also released the following statement detailing his reasoning for this decision: "I have taken this decision very seriously and taken advice from my friends, family and management. The pandemic and being with my family this past few months have made me realise I do not have the hunger or desire to be a professional darts player at the very top level. Seeing players like Daryl (Gurney) and other players within MDA and the effort it takes the travelling involved with the tour has made my decision a tough but on the other hand an easy one."

"I’m still very young and I will never say never to a return in the future and winning a Pro Tour and playing at the Worlds was a great high and I will treasure the memories for a long time.

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