GLEN DURRANT couldn't hide his joy after picking up his first PDC title at Players Championship 4 in just his fourth day on the PDC ProTour.
Durrant bounced back from Premier League disappointment in Glasgow to defeat rising Belgian talent Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-3 in Sunday's final, backing up his appearance in the final of Players Championship 2 on the opening weekend of the campaign.
The three-time Lakeside Champion showed incredible consistency throughout Sunday, firing in four ton-plus averages en route to the title, including a stunning 109.3 average in his semi-final victory over Gerwyn Price,
Durrant is already up to 74th on the PDC Order of Merit and 60th on the ProTour Order of Merit, and the Middlesbrough man admitted he couldn't have wished for a better start to his PDC journey.
"Now I'm a PDC champion that's as good as it gets," said an emotional Durrant.
"It's a truly wonderful feeling and I've got to say I've had the best two weeks to start my PDC career, everything is going perfect right now.
"There were people who doubted me and I'm happy to have proved them wrong so far and I have to thank the PDC for the opportunities they have given me already.
"Dimitri and myself didn't play our best darts in the final but we were terrific all day."
Durrant will return to ProTour action at Players Championships 5-6 this weekend (February 23-24), with action broadcast live through PDCTV-HD on both days (12pm start).