Finals Night – 17.05.2018 – O2, London
- Michael van Gerwen 10:6 Rob Cross
- Michael Smith 10:6 Gary Anderson
Final (best of 21 Legs)
- Michael van Gerwen 11:4 Michael Smith
von der PDC Website:
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN retained his Unibet Premier League title with a stunning 11-4 win over Michael Smith at The O2 in London on Thursday, capping another remarkable triumph for the Dutchman.
Van Gerwen produced an incredible 112.37 average, the highest in this year’s tournament and the second highest ever in a televised final, to win the Premier League crown for a third year in a row.
The world number one beat Rob Cross 10-6 in his semi-final earlier in the evening to reach a sixth consecutive Premier League final, before clinching the £250,000 first prize, on top of a £25,000 league leader’s bonus after topping the regular season’s league table for a sixth straight year.
“I think I played a phenomenal game, one of my best ever,” said Van Gerwen, who hit seven 180s in the final and 11 doubles from 16 attempts.
“I know I had a big job to do to win the game but I was focused on doing something extra – I wanted to break the record average but I fell just short.
“It means a lot to me to win this tournament, I had to work hard for this over the last 16 weeks and to win it again is amazing.”