"Mighty Mike" Michael Van Gerwen leaves "Bully Boy" Michael Smith does not stand a chance in the Darts final in London and wins 7: 3.
The world has its first world champion in 2019! The world's number one Michael Van Gerwen shows a strong performance against the outsider Michael Smith (world number 10) in the final and after 2017 and 2014 he wins the third world title in darts.
It looks as if Van Gerwen is sending the 28-year-old Smith home to zero. The Dutchman lets the Englishman, by his serenity, gesticulate furiously a few times. Only in the 4: 0 for Van Gerwen the "Bully Boy" looms up well for the public at the Alexandra Palace in London.
The Englishman shortened to 2: 4, finally confirms his great performance of the previous tournament, but superstar Van Gerwen proves calm and shows no nervousness.
Highest prize money in dartsport
In the supposed last sentence it lacks "Mighty Mike", the bag eventually closed. The game goes into the tenth set. Twice Van Gerwen gets 180 points on the board at the start. A final fuss from Smith brings nothing more: the Darts World Champion 2019 is Michael Van Gerwen. The Dutchman wins 7: 3 – a power demonstration.
So, "Mighty Mike" not only fame and honor in the darts world, but also the highest prize money in the history of the sport: more than 500,000 pounds (about 625,588 francs)! (JSL)