Delight for Daventry darts ace Edgar as he wins PDC Tour card

TOUR DELIGHT - Matthew Edgar has won his PDC Tour card (Picture: www.pdc.tv)
TOUR DELIGHT - Matthew Edgar has won his PDC Tour card (Picture: www.pdc.tv)
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Daventry darts player Matthew Edgar is celebrating after winning back a PDC Tour Card.

Edgar bounced back from the disappointment of a deciding-game loss to Mike Zuydwijk at day one of the qualifying tournament last Wednesday to whitewash Andy Boulton in his final contest just 24 hours later.

Edgar, who is a sports coach by trade, had been just one game away from qualifying for the Grand Slam of Darts and World Championship at the end of last year, but put that behind him in style following two strong days of darts.

Edgar dropped only two legs in his first four games as he defeated Steve Hartley, George McKie, Trevor Williams and Darrell Claydon, before edging out Luke Woodhouse in a deciding leg and then defeating Ireland’s William O’Connor 5-2 to set up his triumphant win over Boulton.

A delighted Egar said on his Twitter account @theedgar501 : “Boooom, Edgar wins a final !!!

“Thanks to all for support its truly amazing. Loving this moment right now !!!”

The 28-year-old, who is nicknamed Primetime, is currently ranked 119th in the world and will now be elligible to enter all 20 Players Championship events throughout 2015.

Edgar, who previously held a PDC Tour card in 2012 and 2013, will be in the mix at those tournaments alongside the likes of current world champion Gary Anderson, 17-time world title winner Phil Taylor, Michael Van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, and former Daventry-based player Kevin Painter.

The first PDC Players Championship event of the year will be held in Barnsley in March.

Edgar is sponsored by OLBG.com