128 gamers will compete within the Players Championship occasions, beginning this week in Milton Keynes
Last Updated: 06/07/20 11:51am
Michael van Gerwen is among the many star-studded checklist of gamers who will likely be in motion when the PDC Pro Tour resumes this week.
The world primary has stored a low profile for the reason that coronavirus floor the darting calendar to a standstill, opting not to participate within the PDC Home Tour.
MVG is among the many 128-strong contingent who will function within the five-day darting gala beginning on Wednesday in Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena.
All of the game’s huge names will likely be concerned, together with Keegan Brown who returns to the oche after working for the NHS in current months.
The discipline is made up of 117 of the PDC’s 128 Tour Card holders, in addition to 11 PDPA Associate Members from the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
And the gamers are relishing a return to some extent of normality.
“I need the adrenalin, I need the atmosphere. It just feels a lot different being in the environment with all the players,” Gerwyn Price informed the PDC.
“Just playing when someone’s there against you. I just need that intensity.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing where my game is before the Matchplay,” added world champ Peter Wright.
“It’s going to be different… but at least we’re playing darts and getting back to what we love.”
There will likely be £75,000 in prize cash for every of the 5 Players Championship occasions, with all winnings counting within the PDC Order of Merit.
PDC Summer Series confirmed entries
Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Mike De Decker
Jose De Sousa
Jeffrey De Zwaan
Kai Fan Leung
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent Van der Meer
Vincent van der Voort
Jitse Van der Wal
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Mike van Duivenbode
Michael van Gerwen
Darts returns to Sky Sports this month, with 9 days of protection from the World Matchplay.
It all will get underway on Saturday, July 18, and daily till the ultimate on Sunday, July 26.