Michael van Gerwen
Birthday: 25. April 1989
Lives in: Boxtel, Holland
Born in: Boxtel, Holland
Nickname: Mighty Mike
Darts: 23 g XQ Max
Walk-On-Music: Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Organisation: PDC

Michael van Gerwen was the youngest player to take part in a BDO World Championship so far. He was 17 and exactly 257 days. He had qualified for the tournament as the third ranked player of the BDO/WDF ranking.
Van Gerwen was a very successful youth player, aged 14 he stood in the final of the Primus Masters Youth tournament and he "collected" youth titles in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 he started to win in men's tournaments as well and reached the semifianls of the World Darts Trophy where he lost against Martin Adams but showed an impressive performance.
In the same year he won the World Masters - he was the youngest ever winner of the tournament. He was the fovourit of the World Championship 2007 but was eliminated first round.
As Vincent van der Voort and Jelle Klaasen he announced his switch to the PDC in the night of the final. But in contrast to his two Dutch friends he needed some time to settled there. He only could win a single Pro Tour event in April 2009. It took till 2012 before van Gerwen finally started to win Major tournaments. In October he won the World Grand Prix in Dublin. In November he stood in the Grand Slam Final and he reached the final of the PDC World Championship 2013 where he lost to Phil Taylor. 2013 vna Gerwen had a very strong year winning the Players Championship Finals and the Premier League and reaching the semi-finals of the European Championship and the World Matchplay. 2014 he again stood in the final of the PDC World Championship and this time he won the title. By this he replaced Phil Taylor as the new number 1 of the PDC Order of Merit.

Major Tournaments
BDO World ChampionshipLast 322007 PDC World ChampionshipWinner2014, 2017 World MastersWinner2006 World MatchplayWinner2015 World Grand PrixWinner2012, 201, 2016 UK OpenWinner2015, 2016 Grand Slam of DartsWinner2015, 2016, 2017 Premier LeagueWinner2013, 2016, 2017 European ChampionshipWinner2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Players Championship FinalsWinner2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 PDC World Cup of DartsWinner2014, 2017 The MastersWinner2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Champions LeagueFinal2016 World Series of Darts FinaleWinner2015, 2016, 2017 WDF World Cup YouthWinner2006 World Darts TrophySemi-Finals2006 International Darts LeagueQuarterfinals2006

European Tour Events, Wins
Austrian Darts Open2013, 2017
Dutch Darts Masters2014,2015, 2016, 2017
European Darts Grand Prix2016
European Darts Matchplay2015, 2016
European Darts Open2013, 2016, 2018
European Darts Trophy2016, 2017
German Darts Championship2015
German Darts Grand Prix 2017, 2018
German Darts Masters2015, 2016, 2017
German Darts Trophy2015, 2016

PDC World Series of Darts, Wins
Dubai Darts Masters2013, 2014, 2015
Perth Darts Masters2016
Shanghai Darts Masters2016, 2017
Singapore Darts Masters2014
U S Darts Masters2017

Plus numerous wins on the PDC Pro Tour

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