Luke Woodhouse has had an up and down 2022 by his own admission reaching the latter stages in multiple European Tour tournaments while not producing on the ProTour and he recently spoke to Tungsten Tales about the difference between floor and stage form in his case.
"It's been a real strange one for me, I've played some really good stuff in patches and then in little bits and bobs it hasn't been so great so I'm delighted with the way I've played on the European Tour this season, I've made breakthroughs making a couple of Sundays but my ProTour form and some results it hasn't really gone my way," said Woodhouse to Tungsten Tales.
"With the ProTours you're obviously building yourself up for a full day of playing, I enjoyed that you're only preparing for one game a day or session. You're not really thinking if you win I'm on in 10 minutes again so I quite enjoy the fact that I can prepare for a certain time. I enjoy playing on the ProTour but as they are on stage, the Europeans are more sort of like TV feel to them. They are a little bit more enjoyable to play in."
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But with multiple tournaments coming up all eyes are on a few in particular including the Grand Slam.
"I'll put in the work now, this back end of the year is so important for all the players because so many events and you've got the Grand Slam qualifiers as well. They're obviously very important now Grand Slam is ranked, players are taking it much more seriously now."
"Now the Grand Prix is in Leicester, that's not a million miles from me but the Grand Slam is about 25 minutes from me so it would almost be like a local tournament."
As well as the site of some of his best success in the PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace.
"It's my favourite place to play just because the whole feel of the event and the crowd. Even when I wasn't playing professionally, you felt it was Christmas. You knew it was that time of the year and everyone's just buzzing for the event, it feels like a bigger occasion. It can change your life, it opens so many doors."