Simon Whitlock won his first ranking title for almost two years by defeating Andy Hamilton 6-4 in the final of Sunday's Players Championship at the Barnsley Metrodome.
The Australian ace, who has lost in the McCoy's Premier League Darts and Cash Converters World Cup finals this year, picked up his first Players Championship victory since October 2010 as he edged out Hamilton for the £6,000 first prize.
Whitlock had been a quarter-finalist in Saturday's Players Championship, and continued his form to go all the way 24 hours later.
He defeated Tony Littleton, Scott Rand and Kim Huybrechts to ensure another last eight spot, and was pushed all the way to the 11th leg by Steve Maish before progressing to the semis, where he battled past Dennis Priestley 6-2.
Whitlock then found himself 2-0 down in the final before hitting back to level at two-all, with the next four also shared as the Australian posted a second 11-darter to square the match at four-all.
He broke for the first time on double eight before hitting his fourth 180 of the final and double 16 to seal the win.
Hamilton had been a semi-finalist on Saturday, but avenged his defeat to Michael van Gerwen with a win over the young Dutchman on his way to the decider, taking a 6-2 win his their last four clash.
The World Championship finalist also overcame Johnny Haines, Ian Moss, Liam Kelly, Wayne Jones and Nigel Heydon on the day, but was denied his first ranking win since 2007 by the defeat to Whitlock.
Saturday's winner Van Gerwen claimed a further £2,000 prize money in his run to the semis, missing double 12 for a nine-darter against Hamilton and averaging almost 107 in a win over Jamie Caven.
Two-time world champion Priestley won through to the last four on home soil in Barnsley, with the 62-year-old showing his class with wins over Michael Smith, Steve Hine and Justin Pipe on the day.
Pipe and Heydon were amongst the quarter-final losers on the day, where they were joined by Maish - who reached the last eight for the first time in two years - and Prakash Jiwa, who impressed with his wins over Gary Anderson and Dean Winstanley.
Terry Jenkins, a semi-finalist on Saturday, continued his form by averaging close to 107 in his third round win over Brendan Dolan, only to be denied in the last 16 by van Gerwen.