April 22, 2024


General Evolution

Jonny Clayton: Masters winner might quit plastering to focus on darts

Jonny Clayton celebrates
Jonny Clayton received 6 legs in a row in the remaining on his way to the Masters title

Jonny Clayton is contemplating quitting doing work as a council plasterer to concentrate on darts following winning his to start with individual televised PDC title

The 46-12 months-old Welshman fought back from 5-3 down to beat Mervyn King 11-8 in the Masters remaining at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Carmarthenshire County Council employs Clayton, who has formerly explained darts as his “passion”.

“I you should not know if I’m heading to finish work,” reported Clayton.

“Let’s see. I you should not know.”

He will talk about the prospect of concentrating entire-time on darts with wife Elen and his youngsters right after arriving home owning won the £60,000 to start with prize at the Masters.

In November, he and fellow Welshman Gerwyn Selling price gained the Earth Cup of darts.

Previous skilled rugby participant Price has due to the fact gained the PDC Earth Championship to turn out to be environment number one.

Clayton went into the Masters rated 18th, but the gain acquired him the remaining put for the 2021 Leading League Darts.

“It is a outstanding emotion. When they declared it on phase, I did not be expecting that so I’m happy to bits,” he said.

Clayton felt self-assured soon after deciding-established wins on the way to the final, beating James Wade 10-9 in the quarter-finals and Peter Wright 11-10 in the previous 4.

“I was self-confident due to the fact it was not an easy route as a result of to the ultimate,” claimed Clayton.

“When I received to the closing I was just attempting to chill out, but it’s hard to do that and Mervyn has been close to for donkeys decades and he is good so that was no simple activity so I was satisfied it failed to go to the final leg.

“I hope my darts are likely to be as great all 12 months.”

Clayton also hopes Welsh achievements will continue “for the following five or 10 decades”.

He extra: “It’s a terrific experience to be Welsh at the instant in the darts environment.”