Players Championship: Luke Littler hits second nine-darter in a month

He became the youngest player to hit a televised nine-darter in January (Picture: Getty)

Luke Littler continues to make headlines after he fired his second nine-darter in a month on his Players Championship debut in Wigan.

Just last month, Littler became the youngest player to hit a televised nine-darter when he produced the perfect leg against Nathan Aspinall at the Bahrain Masters in mid-January.

And the 17-year-old has now re-produced the feat under a month later in his maiden event on the PDC ProTour.

Playing against Italy’s Michele Turetta in the round-of-32 clash, Littler raced into a 5-1 lead before signing off the match with a 141 checkout to complete the nine-dart finish.

Following his breathtaking run at the World Championships, which saw him reach the final aged just 16, Littler has continued to maintain his remarkable levels of performance.

The Englishman defeated Michael van Gerwen to win the Bahrain Darts Masters last month before finishing runner-up to the three-time world champion at the Dutch Darts Masters the next week.

In the Premier League, Littler has also impressed, reaching the semi-finals on night one in Cardiff before losing the final to Van Gerwen in Berlin in the second week.

Elsewhere at the Players Championship, world No. 5 Gerwyn Price withdrew after slamming the ‘amateur conditions’ in Wigan.

‘Absolutely pathetic conditions,’ the Welshman wrote on Instagram.

‘Travel all the way to Wigan to play in a professional game and we have to play in less than amateur conditions.

‘Never have I ever given a game up, well that’s me out to tomorrow as well.

‘Gutted coz my game was really good today and I rely on these events so much.’

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