The 29th edition of the PDC World Darts Championship has fallen prey to Peter Wright. The Scot won his second world title by beating Michael Smith, after a crazy final, 7-5
Both men already knew what it’s like to be in the final of the World Cup. Smith made it to the final once, in 2019, but lost to Michael van Gerwen. Wright was twice in the final and both times he played against Michael van Gerwen. ‘Snakebite’ lost in 2014 but managed to take his first world title in 2020.
Smith the scores, Wright the doubles
Despite the experience, there was clearly tension in the arms of both players. Wright was allowed to start the match and managed to keep his own leg with pain and difficulty. ‘Bully Boy’ also held his own leg after that, but that was preceded by a lot of missed doubles. In the end, Wright kept his own set after a break in the fourth leg.
Smith then started the second set strong. The 31-year-old Englishman kept his own leg, then had three chances to steal the second leg from Wright, but was unable to capitalize on the opportunities. Smith continued to score well in the third and fourth leg and managed to put himself on the double earlier each time. Wright, however, managed to hurt Smith a lot by stealing the set. The Scot was able to produce two phenomenal finishes of 148 and 124.