Players Championship: Robert Thornton completes Wigan double
Robert Thornton won his second title in the space of 24 hours after defeating Terry Jenkins 6-4 in Wigan.
Last Updated: 04/05/14 9:03pm
The Scot continued his excellent form of Saturday as he took the second £10,000 winners prize across the weekend for his third title of the year.
He dropped just three legs in his opening two games against Ryan Palmer and James Richardson before winning his last-32 clash against Yorkshire's Dean Winstanley by a 6-4 margin.
Thornton's last-16 encounter proved to be tough battle against Justin Pipe, where he emerged victorious by taking a deciding leg before claiming a semi-final berth following a 6-3 win over Darren Webster with a 101 average.
The Scotsman recorded another 101 average in his 6-2 semi-final win over Stephen Bunting and continued that form at the start of the final as he won the opening two legs of the final against Jenkins with 11, and 12-dart finishes.
The next two legs were shared before Thornton hit a 110 finish in the fifth leg to move 4-1 clear and look on course for back-to-back Pro Tour titles.
Jenkins, though fought back with a 14-darter in the sixth leg, and then took the seventh on double 10 to reduce the gap to 4-3.
Thornton hit double top to move a leg away from victory before Jenkins hit double seven to win the ninth leg, which saw both players hit 180s.
That left Jenkins just a leg behind at 5-4 but Thornton crossed the finish line in brilliant style as he landed the bullseye for a 121 checkout.
Jenkins claimed victories over Ben Ward, Tony Newell, Jim Walker, Mervyn King, Andrew Gilding and Simon Whitlock on his way to the final.