The Australian thrower has had a tough few years and has slipped to 25th in the PDC Order of Merit.
Whitlock wasn’t at his best in his last-16 match against Larsson but he was able to win 6-1 while averaging just 88.4.
But, despite the poor performance, his checkout to win the match was pure magic.
Whitlock left himself 150.
‘The Wizard’ decided to go for an exhibition shot as he attempted to go Bull-Bull-Bull.
And, incredibly, Whitlock was able to take it out in what was a truly brilliant out-shot. View it below…
BULL-BULL-BULL 🤯— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 29, 2022
The Wizard produces a moment of darting MAGIC!
Simon Whitlock seals a 6-1 success with a ridiculous 150 triple bull finish!
OH MY WORD! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/LwAUrcrF2o
That is why they call him ‘The Wizard’. What a checkout.
Whitlock’s checkout went viral with many fans marvelling over his brilliance.
Former PDC tour card holder Matthew Edgar said: “Might as well cancel the rest of 2022, nothing is beating that.”
@omahony180 wrote: “That’s class but I’d slap him if he did that to me.”
“Crazy finish, what confidence”, @szepadam07 wrote.
While @TimAdams76 said: “No way. One of the best finishes in the history of the sport.”
That finish booked his place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
He will play Callan Rydz in the last-eight. The Englishman defeated number 2 seed Michael van Gerwen in the previous round.
Irrespective of his checkout to win the game, Whitlock will have to improve if he wants to beat ‘The Riot’.
Danny Noppert, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Mervyn King and Michael Smith are some of the other big names still in the competition.
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