Ryan Searle has claimed his first PDC ranking title at Players Championship 3 capping it off with an exceptional display against Michael van Gerwen.
Searle has been one of the best players all day and he proved that in the final weathering the storm in the middle half of the match from Van Gerwen to deny the World Number One in an 8-6 win.
Searle claimed a dream start to proceedings going 3-0 up but of course the doubts would have been there with Van Gerwen coming back to smash Wright after going behind in the semi’s.
These doubts would have been right as Van Gerwen came back successfully putting it to parity after Searle had darts to make it 4-0.
It was four legs in a row for Mighty Mike as he went 4-3 up and hit the front for the first time in the contest. Searle needed to find some bottle from somewhere to stop the charge and he did make it level again with a 78 checkout.