Michael van Gerwen’s still doing well – but what about the guy he was playing?
The Dutchman set the 2016 UK Open alight with an incredible fourth round showing. Van Gerwen powered in a 170 finish, and immediately followed it up with a nine-darter. With the Minehead crowd still reeling, Mighty Mike checked out the big fish yet again.
Van Gerwen went on to win the title, beating Peter Wright in the final with a 106 average. His opponent in that round four match was an unknown Riley’s qualifier called Rob Cross. While fellow Riley’s graduate Barry Lynn stole the headlines – the eventual champion saw him off in the quarter-finals – the Hastings man would go on to be slightly more successful.
Tags: Michael van Gerwen | PDC | Rob Cross | UK Open
18 PERFECT DARTS FROM MvG!
Who remembers when Michael van Gerwen did this at the 2016 @Coral UK Open? Two 170 checkouts with a nine-darter in-between. Silly darts!
…What ever happened to Rob Cross fella? pic.twitter.com/PjdAOa5k0r
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) February 26, 2018
Author: Edward McCosh