EMOTIONAL Daryl Gurney won his second TV major with the “best bullseye” of his life to take the Ladbrokes Players Championship.
Superchin produced a performance of sheer guts and steel to overcome World No.1 Michael van Gerwen 11-9 in a nail-biting final in Minehead.
An incredible finish to the £460,000 tournament saw Gurney show incredible resilience as he fought back from 9-8 down to win the final three legs for one of the biggest wins of his career.
There were tears of joy for emotional Gurney, who clinched the £100,000 title with a spectacular 85 checkout on the bullseye to end Van Gerwen’s three-year reign as champion in the event.
Gurney said: “I’m over the moon with that win, it means to much to me.
“That was the best bullseye I’ve ever hit in my life, I was determined to make sure we didn’t go to a deciding leg and I was relieved to see it go in.
“I knew I was playing well, I was hitting everything in practice and after a sticky start I straightened up my throw and I grew in confidence from there.
“To win this tournament is an unbelievable feeling and I’m going to enjoy this moment.”
A tight opening to the final saw the first 12 legs all won on throw, before Van Gerwen took out 88 for a first break of the contest, only for a tenacious Gurney to break straight back.
Van Gerwen broke throw once again to go 9-8 up, only for Gurney to show nerves of steel, taking out 88 in two darts to level at 9-9.
Gurney took out 32 to hold throw and go within a leg of the title, before a stunning 85 finish on the bull sealed a sensational win for the World No.5.
For Van Gerwen it was a first televised ranking final defeat in 15 matches, but the Dutchman was keen to acknowledge the achievement of his rival.
MVG said: “I think he played a phenomenal game. To be fair I think I let myself down and Daryl punished me because my performance was not 100 per cent.”
A dramatic day at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort had also seen Gurney overcome Chris Dobey and Danny Noppert to book his spot in a third TV final.