Luke Littler throws a nine-darter on PDC ProfessionalTour debut

  • Luke Littler first beat Jim Williams and Luke Woodhouse in Players Championship
  • The 17-year-old threw a nine-darter to beat Michele Turetta within the final 32
  • Little went near repeating the feat on his solution to beating Cameron Menzies

Luke Littler continued his sensational run of type as he threw one other gorgeous nine-darter on his PDC ProfessionalTour debut on the Players Championship in Wigan. 

The 17-year-old star, who shot to fame after reaching the ultimate of the World Championship when he was simply 16, had overwhelmed Jim Williams and Luke Woodhouse within the first two rounds to arrange a last-32 assembly with Michele Turetta. 

Little raced right into a 5-1 lead in opposition to the primary ever Italian Tour Card holder having broke his opponent within the third. 

And he completed off Turetta in model by sealing victory with a nine-darter, finishing a 141 checkout to wrap up a dominant 6-1 victory. 

It was Littler’s second nine-darter of the yr having additionally managed the feat within the opening leg of his first World Tour look in opposition to Nathan Aspinall on the Bahrain Darts Masters, a event which he went on to win.

Luke Littler threw a nine-darter on his PDC ProTour debut at Players Championship in Wigan

Luke Littler threw a nine-darter on his PDC ProfessionalTour debut at Players Championship in Wigan

Littler went close to getting another nine-darter in the next round against Cameron Menzies

Littler went near getting one other nine-darter within the subsequent spherical in opposition to Cameron Menzies

Littler – who earned £250,000 for making it to the world ultimate, which he misplaced to Luke Humphries – went near reaching one other excellent leg within the subsequent spherical in opposition to Cameron Menzies.

He had a dart to document a second nine-darter however missed with double 12. 

Littler continued his dream begin to his first Players Championship by beating the Scotsman, whose girlfriend is feminine darts star Fallon Sherrock, 6-2 with a mean of 108.99 to e book a spot within the quarter-finals. 

The darts sensation informed Mail Sport this week that he solely practices for 20 minutes a day. 

‘I get up at 1pm or 2pm and I do the identical day-after-day,’ he stated. ‘I would have to get in a routine of going to mattress at a traditional time – I by no means see the morning. I stand up, I am going on my Xbox, after I become bored with that, I am going on the apply board, and after I become bored with that, I am going again on my Xbox.’

And that apply? What does it seem like in a nuanced, capricious sport the place Phil Taylor, the 16-time world champion, would do upwards of 10 hours a day in his storage to remain on the wave? ‘Maybe 20 minutes or half an hour,’ he says. ‘Just to maintain my arm unfastened.’ 

Meanwhile, Gerwyn Price, who withdrew from Players Championship 1 on Monday, slammed the ‘pathetic’ enjoying situations in Wigan. 

He wrote on Instagram: ‘Absolutely pathetic situations.

‘Travel all the way in which to Wigan to play in an expert sport and we have now to play in lower than beginner situations.

‘Never have I ever given a sport up, nicely that is me out to tomorrow as nicely.

‘Gutted coz my sport was actually good in the present day and I depend on these occasions a lot.’