"Mighty Mike" van Gerwen threw 17 straight perfect darts during a semifinal match against James Wade in the PDC World Championship two weeks ago and was just one dart away from becoming the first player ever to hit back-to-back perfect legs.
Says The Telegraph:
"To put Van Gerwen's feat into some sort of perspective, it is necessary to delve into the history of the nine-darter, the equivalent of snooker's 147, baseball's perfect game, cricket's six sixes. So rare was it that it for more than three decades after ITV first started broadcasting darts in the early 1970s, it was once something elusive, almost mythical. Cash prizes for nine-darters were often worth more than the winner's cheque. Not until Taylor at the World Matchplay in 2002 was it achieved live on television."
I love how the crowd gets so into it with the chants. Try that at your local watering hole!