Simon Whitlock secures spot in PDC World Championship last 16 after overcoming Mervyn King

Simon Whitlock has clinched a spot in the PDC World Championship last 16 for the first time since 2014.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 3:44 pm
Simon Whitlock. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The Aussie thrower, who lives in Waterlooville, came from a set down to progress past Mervyn King with a 4-1 set victory in their third-round encounter at the Alexandra Palace this afternoon.

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Whitlock was fortunate not to find himself more than a set down before gaining control and coming past the King.

The 50-year-old, who was beaten in the 2010 World Championship final by Phil Taylor, will face the winner of the third-round tie between Gerwyn Price and John Henderson in the last 16 on Saturday.