Peter Wright won the first major Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) title of his career last night after defeating former professional rugby player Gerwyn Price 11-6 in the final. Even though Price had four 180s and the highest checkout of the match (117), Wright won the final three legs of the tournament, finishing in style with an 85 checkout (19, 16 and bull)
It was the third time Wright made it to the final of UK Open after losing in 2015 and 2016.
"The fans have given me fantastic support, not just this year but also for the last two years," Wright told BBC. "I don't want to put a downer on it, we had no Michael van Gerwen here and no Phil Taylor, but I still had the pressure of being favourite when you had Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and all the other fantastic players in the tournament. It was a lot of pressure and I was happy just to get to the final, three years on the trot in one of the hardest tournaments. To win it is brilliant."
The 46-year-old Scotsman will now get to enjoy his victory for a few days before it's time for a Premier League match against England's James Wade on Thursday, March 9.
Wade struggled in his last Premier League match, missing way too many easy checkouts and posting a poor average score. Wright has won the past 6 matches against Wade without much difficulty.
bet365, LeoVegas and many other trusted bookmakers offer around 1.7 odds on Peter Wright to win the match and about 1.5 on Wright to score the most 180s. Should be two great bets!