Dutchman wins World Darts Championship

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Dutch darts player Michael Van Gerwen has won the PDC World Darts Championship title.

Michael Van Gerwen / Photo Credi: Skysports Skysports.com

The 24-year-old Van Gerwen defeated Scotland’s Peter Wright by 7-4 at Alexandra Palace, London, Sky Sports reports.

The victory takes Van Gerwen to world number one, overtaking 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, BBC News said.

Van Gerwen is taking home prize money of £250,000.

"It's so difficult to win this title and there was more pressure on me this year than last year. It means so much for me,” Van Gerwen said.