Australian star Kyle Anderson has relinquished his PDC Tour Card, instead opting to stay in Australia. The 33-year-old, who is one of only eight players to ever hit a nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship, became a professional in 2014 after coming through Q-School, picking up a first ranking title at a Players Championship event three years later.
“After playing in today’s DPA event and with the ongoing pandemic, I had another long chat with my management with the outcome being to relinquish my Tour Card with immediate effect,” Anderson said. “I have had a great seven years in the PDC but I have a new child on the way next month, so it’s only fair that I give my Tour Card up so that another rising star can try to achieve their dream.”
“I would like to thank the PDC for the amazing opportunity that I had been given, and I will hopefully be seeing everyone again in the World Series in Australia,” he added.
“Kyle has sacrificed so much over the last seven years, only seeing his family two or three times a year, and this finally took its toll on him.” Anderson’s manager Mark Elkin added. “We have had numerous talks about his Tour Card and he was determined to come back. I think today’s decision has just taken a huge weight off his shoulders, he has our blessing and will always be part of our team. We will be keeping a close eye on him on the DPA Tour.”