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While the Aussie had been competing in his home nation for years, and venturing over to the UK for BDO tournaments during the early years of his career, 2010 was the year Simon Whitlock joined the PDC full time.

In his first tournament as a full time professional, Whitlock would make the World Championship final, the Wizard averaged 105 in beating James Wade before winning a tight encounter with Raymond van Barneveld. Ultimately he would lose the final to Phil Taylor, but this would be just the beginning for Whitlock.

After his tremendous World Championship run, he was selected as a Premier League wildcard, finishing second and reaching the play-offs as the tournament reached it’s climax. There would also be World Matchplay and Championship League semi-finals and what was a magical debut season for ‘The Wiz’.