Jonny Clayton was beaming after his first major singles title in the PDC, and who could blame him? This whole ‘professional darts’ thing doesn’t seem so tough, certainly not for Clayton. The Welshman has enjoyed a stellar few months in the PDC, while balancing his career as a plasterer for Carmarthenshire Council.
“I genuinely don’t know,” Clayton said. “There’s nothing broke, so why should I try to fix it? I’ve always played darts as a hobby, and I’ve always worked. So it’s a big decision.”
“I don’t know. Yes, I’d have more time to practice. But will it make that difference? I quite enjoy working, so I genuinely don’t know how to answer that question.” he added. “It is quite hard. Obviously, I’ve got to take my time off work and things like that. But it is what it’s going to be. I might finish work, I might not.”
“I feel absolutely brilliant; my first major and a place in the Premier League. I’m over the moon,” he said. “As the tournament went on, I just felt really good. My nerves, they calmed. I just felt really good, and I started to believe. I beat Michael again, for the second [consecutive] year, and I thought, ‘I can actually do this. If I put my head together, I can do this’.