Wright Claims First PDC Title of 2018 Despite "Inconsistent" Year
Peter Wright admits he “can’t explain” his inconsistency after winning his first event of the year.
Snakebite beat Rob Cross 6-4 in the final of Players Championship 14 in Wigan on Sunday night to break his title duck of 2018.
The World No 2 fended off a big fightback from the World Champion who was bidding for a weekend double after taking the Saturday event.
A winner of seven Players Championship titles in his career, Wright had reached four PDC ranking event finals in 2018 before going all the way in Sunday’s tournament.
Wright said: “I thought I was going to throw it away there, I was glad to see the winning dart go in.
“My form has been very inconsistent, I can’t explain why but hopefully I’ve got that sorted now and I’ll be on the up from here.
“I had so much confidence coming into the weekend and I said I was going to win both titles, but to win one tournament with the standard of play here is a big achievement so I’m happy with that.
“I feel like I’ve been coming into form recently, it’s just a case of building some consistency now to keep winning more titles.”
Wright secured wins over Ross Twell, Davy Van Baelen, Josh Payne, Toni Alcinas, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jermaine Wattimena and Cross en route to clinching the £10,000 top prize.
Cross had also broken his title hoodoo of 2018 by beating Ian White in Saturday’s final.
He admitted: “When I turned up today I believed I could do great things.
“I was maybe a bit fortunate today, a few people missed match darts against me but I was there to get the job done and get the important wins.
“Ian is a great player - the way he holds himself, he does everything as a true professional and he fought back hard in that final, maybe it could’ve gone the other way.
“I’m still learning and I’m going to get even better – when I’m complete as a player I will win even more but it feels great to win a title again.”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)