JONNY Clayton capped four incredible days at the PDC Super Series by winning the fourth Players Championship event of the year, beating Damon Heta 8-6 in Sunday’s final in Bolton.

The Welshman has been in imperious form in 2021, having won his first TV title in January’s Ladbrokes Masters before reaching three out of four finals in the Super Series.

Standing in his way was Australia’s Heta.

Clayton started the final the brighter of the two, taking the opening two legs before quickly being pegged back by Heta, who clinched three in succession.

From there, Masters champion Clayton stepped things up a gear and moved 6-4 ahead with legs of ten and 13 darts to really stamp his authority on the final.

Clayton sealed the title with an 11-dart leg finished on double 16.

“It is all about confidence and I am feeling very good,” admitted Clayton.

“Sometimes when I feel like I’ve played badly, I’m still averaging nearly 96 so something must be going right.

“I had my chances with Joe and Callan, but that’s how it goes. I’m very happy to have won one.”

Clayton’s fine form in 2021 means he will head into next week’s Ladbrokes UK Open as one of the favourites for the title, and he is full of confidence as he bids to claim another title.

PDC action resumes on Friday March 5 as the second TV event of the year, the 2021 Ladbrokes UK Open, begins in Milton Keynes, featuring a field of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Member qualifiers.

The UK Open will be followed by the return to ProTour action on March 16, with the second PDC Super Series, with four more Players Championship events in Milton Keynes.