Whitlock Eyes Second Major

Darting star Simon Whitlock is confident his wait for a second career major will come to an end during a packed conclusion to 2013.

The 44-year-old Australian is eager to add to his 2012 European Championship success and has his sights on the five big tournaments on the calendar between now and the end of the year, starting with next week’s World Grand Prix in Dublin.

Since the last televised major in the UK – the World Matchplay in July – Whitlock has reached the semi-finals of the Sydney and German Masters and the ‘Wizard’ believes his form makes him a strong contender for the forthcoming events. Continue reading

Whitlock Wants to Follow Australian Adventure with Glory Charge

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

Sydney Darts Masters: Whitlock Hoping It’s Home Sweet Home

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

Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock Edged Out in Magical Matchplay Quarter-Final

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