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.
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.
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.