Van Gerwen defeats Smith to claim fourth Premier League title
The Dutchman turned on the style to beat play-off debutant Smith 11-4.
Michael van Gerwen produced a masterclass en route to winning a fourth Premier League title at the O2 Arena in London.
The Dutchman turned on the style to beat play-off debutant Michael Smith 11-4 in his sixth consecutive final and collect a cheque for £250,000.
In front of former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who was in the crowd supporting his compatriot, Van Gerwen threw seven 180s and boasted a checkout percentage of 66.67.
Smith pulled off arguably the biggest win of his career in the last four, seeing off close friend Gary Anderson 10-6, but had no answer to world number one Van Gerwen’s brilliance despite averaging 97.01 himself.
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