Simon Whitlock has signalled his intention to finish the year with a flourish after enjoying a hero’s return to his native Australia in August.
Whitlock may have lost out to eventual winner Phil Taylor in the semi-finals of the inaugural Sydney Darts Masters but insists that a visit to his homeland has given his confidence a huge boost.
‘The Wizard’, who has climed up to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit with some consistently strong performances, believes he is ready to enter a golden period in his career. Continue reading
Excited Simon Whitlock is aiming to make the most of a rare taste of home advantage when big time darts heads Down Under this week.
The 44-year-old Australian is now happily based in Waterlooville and enjoying his English roots.
But the Sydney Darts Masters will be held in Luna Park from Thursday until Saturday, and Whitlock is relishing the opportunity to perform in a major tournament in his homeland. Continue reading
Darts star Simon Whitlock is on top of the world – after setting a new world record for hitting the bullseye from the longest distance.
Whitlock, who now lives in Waterlooville, beat the existing record of 5.05 metres at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne in a special challenge held during a trip to his Australian homeland. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the World Matchplay after suffering a narrow defeat at the hands of James Wade in a brilliant battle in Blackpool.
Wade edged the Australian ace 18-16 in a tie-break after a sensational display of darts from both players on Thursday evening.
The pair both averaged just shy of 100 in a marvellous match, which saw the lead change hands seven times. Continue reading
SIMON WHITLOCK 13 – 10 Kevin Painter
Simon Whitlock won through to the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay with a 13-10 success over Kevin Painter on Tuesday evening.
The Australian ace battled past Painter in a tight encounter to further extend his stay in Blackpool.
And the former European Champion announced his intention to go all the way after coming through two hard matches in the opening rounds. Continue reading