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Magnificent van Gerwen Wins Weekend Double

Michael van Gerwen Premier League Darts 2016, PDC

Michael van Gerwen picked up back-to-back ProTour titles in Wigan last weekend as he topped the list of qualifiers for the UK Open Finals, having won three of the six qualifying events.

World number one van Gerwen, who had defeated Adrian Lewis is the Premier League on Thursday evening, won tournaments on Saturday and Sunday to increase his title haul in 2016 to five.

The Dutch sensation defeated Phil Taylor en route to glory in both events before claiming final victories against Gerwyn Price and Steve Beaton respectively.

“It’s been a great start to the year for me,” said van Gerwen, who has also won the Masters and Dutch Darts Masters titles.

“I want to keep this form going in the Premier League and into the UK Open.”

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