Michael van Gerwen won his fourth European Tour

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Michael van Gerwen won Austrian Darts Open, and therefor brings his European total up to four.

Michael van Gerwen won the Austrian Darts Open on an evening where Ian White did not make it easy for the Dutchman.

Michael van Gerwen otherwise started the day in convincing style, beating Stephen Bunting by 6-1 in the third round, then beating Peter Wright by 6-5 in the quarter-final.

In the semi-final, there was never really the big doubt when the Dutchman beat Daryl Gurney, thus stopping the Northern Irishman’s streak of three victories against Michael van Gerwen.

In the final, Michael van Gerwen stood against Ian White, who had beaten Keegan Brown, Steve Beaton and James Wade on his way to the final.

The experienced Englishman started good and got ahead by 3-1. Van Gerwen, however, got up on 3-3 shortly after, after which the two followed to position 5-5. Michael van Gerwen suddenly looked like the victor when he got ahead by 7-5. However, Ian White did not go without a fight and equalized to 7-7 before the Dutchman finally took the victory.

Thus Michael van Gerwen has now won four out of five European Tours this season.

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