Michael van Gerwen has claimed a second PDC Summer Series of the week in another ruthless display from the World Number One against Jose de Sousa.
Van Gerwen won on the first day but lost out on Thursday to compatriot Maik Kuivenhoven but he had no such bad fortune today. De Sousa went ahead early but as he began to miss and have poor legs in and amongst the brilliance, Mighty Mike just got stronger and he claimed an 8-3 win in the end.
To begin the tie, De Sousa caught light early on and claimed an immediate break of throw. He left 170 with Van Gerwen way back and left himself 25 and pinned it to make it 2-0.
A 180 from Van Gerwen left 32 but he was under pressure from the Portuguese ace but he couldn’t pin double 20 for a 117 checkout. As a result, Mighty Mike halved the deficit. A poor leg from De Sousa still left him down at a finish but a 130 checkout to break saw parity.
A 174 left Van Gerwen handily placed on 32 and he lead for the first time. A 146 saw Van Gerwen erode De Sousa being on double 16, a second break was in. It was 5-2 with double five seeing another hold of throw for the World Number One as he motored towards the title. De Sousa left himself on 88 but couldn’t stop the rot on both occasions and he was two away.
He began a potentially comeback hitting a 50 comeback to break back at 6-3 down. A poor set up from De Sousa left Van Gerwen six at the break back. The Dutchman pinned 48 to go one away. A 28 checkout saw him claim victory and make it a double victory in the PDC Summer Series.
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Players Championship 11
Jose De Sousa (105.9) 6 | 3 (99.8) Gerwyn Price
Stephen Bunting (93.7) 6 | 3 (94.3) Ryan Murray
Ryan Meikle (88.8) 1 | 6 (85.6) Daryl Gurney
Ian White (94.8) 6 | 2 (92.1) Jonny Clayton
Peter Wright (103.9) 6 | 4 (96.9) Jermaine Wattimena
Jeff Smith (94.8) 6 | 1 (90.4) Mike De Decker
Chris Dobey (93.4) 6 | 4 (95.2) Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen (107.3) 6 | 2 (86.0) James Wade
Jose De Sousa (102.1) 6 | 2 (91.2) Stephen Bunting
Daryl Gurney (104.9) 6 | 0 (87.4) Ian White
Peter Wright (93.5) 3| 6 (96.8) Jeff Smith
Chris Dobey (106.2) 4 | 6 (106.3) Michael van Gerwen
Jose De Sousa (105.7) 7 | 3 (98.5) Daryl Gurney
Jeff Smith (88.6) 4 | 7 (97.2) Michael van Gerwen
Jose de Sousa (97.8) 3 | 8 (102.5) Michael van Gerwen
Tags: Michael van Gerwen, PDC Summer Series, Players Championship
💚🏆VAN GERWEN WINS THE TITLE!
Michael van Gerwen makes it two titles in three days at the Summer Series!
The world number one defeated Jose De Sousa 8-3 in the Day Three final. pic.twitter.com/6xHqDEaSSJ
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) July 10, 2020
Author: Samuel Gill