Superchin Daryl Gurney has climbed 24 places in just over 9 months in a run that includes a maiden major title, 4 pro-tour finals and earnings over £150,000.
When he joined Team Winmau in September 2016, Daryl was ranked number 27 in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Order of Merit and was just one of a number of players on the fringe of breaking into the upper echelons.
For many players, simply broaching the top 32 barrier is the pinnacle of their careers. Very few manage to go to the next level of breaking into the top ten and then the top four. Yet, following an incredible 2017, that’s exactly what Daryl has achieved.
The last 12 months have seen him reach the quarter-finals of seven TV majors. In four of them he made the semi-finals and in October this year he secured his place amongst the sport’s elite by winning a TV major, the World Grand Prix in Dublin, beating Team Winmau’s Simon Whitlock five sets to four.
“It was huge relief to win that,” says Daryl. So many great players have not managed to win a major TV title. It’s nice to have that particular monkey off my back. It hasn’t sunk in yet but I have a little smile to myself when the announcer calls out World Grand Prix champion at the start of every walk on. No one can take that away from me.
Few observers of the sport ever doubted that Daryl had it in him to win a major, and to go on to win many more, especially after the form he showed throughout 201790% Tungsten BarrelsNylon shaftsFlights
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