MICHAEL VAN GERWEN won the 2019 NZ Darts Masters with a thumping final victory over Raymond van Barneveld in Hamilton.
World number one van Gerwen defeated his Dutch compatriot 8-1 in the decider of the World Series of Darts event – following up his glory in Melbourne a week earlier.
I am so happy to win this title in Hamilton, it has been a phenomenal tournament and the crowd has been amazing,” said Van Gerwen after the final.
“I told my wife before I left three weeks ago, I am going to win two of the three events whilst I’m away and I’m so happy to have done that.
“To play a final against Raymond is always an honour. Raymond has been good for darts, like Maradona was good for football but now Messi has taken over. It’s the same in darts now.”