MICHAEL VAN GERWEN continued his strong start in the 2017 Premier League with a comfortable victory over Jelle Klaasen in Leeds on week three.
The world number one recovered a 3-2 deficit to storm to a 7-4 success as he maintained his unbeaten start to the tournament.
“I think I deserved to win the game but we were both trying too hard,” said defending champion Van Gerwen. “I threw a couple of good scores at the right moment and hit a few doubles with my last dart a few times.
“I’m at the top of the table and I can’t complain. I haven’t played my best yet and there’s more to come. I feel great and I still averaged 102.7, which is not bad.”
Van Gerwen takes on Adrian Lewis in Brighton next Thursday.