Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen wins PDC world darts title

Dutch darts player Michael Van Gerwen has won the PDC world title, seeing off Scotland’s Peter Wright 7-4.

The Dutchman, who is 24, lost in the final to Phil Taylor last year. He takes home prize money of around €300,000 and has now overtaken Taylor at the top of the world rankings.

Van Gerwen is the second Dutchman to take the PDC title following Raymond van Barneveld. Van Barneveld has four other world titles to his name, awarded by the other main professional darts organisation, the BDO. Christian Kist and Jelle Klaasen have also won a BDO world title.

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