UK Open Finals: Adrian Lewis beats Terry Jenkins to win at Butlins Minehead
Last Updated: 12/03/14 3:10pm
Adrian Lewis: Won fourth major darts title
Adrian Lewis collected his fourth major darts title in style as he battered Terry Jenkins 11-1 to win the Coral UK Open title at Butlins Minehead.
The two-time world champion was the last man standing in the 'FA Cup of darts' as he came through a field of 138 players to claim the £50,000 first prize.
Lewis defeated Mensur Suljovic in the quarter-finals and followed that up with a win over struggling Mervyn King, who fought bravely despite suffering with sciatica in his back.
Jackpot won nine successive legs against a shell-shocked Jenkins - hitting six 180s and a 121 outshot as he averaged just over 109 during the biggest win in a UK Open final.
It was another bitter pill to swallow for Jenkins, who has now made eight appearances in major finals without being able to get over the line and lift a trophy.
The Bull had produced a brilliant run in Minehead, which included a stunning 10-8 victory over world champion Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals.
"I'm so happy right now and it means a lot to me to win this," said Lewis. "It's my first major of the year but I feel like I can go on to win a lot more now.
"This is the first time I've got past the quarter-finals in this tournament, so to go on and win it is a massive achievement for me.
"It's been a really tough weekend but I've dug in deep and took my chances, and I'm delighted with how I played in the final. I've been playing like that in the floor tournaments in the last few months and I wanted to take it onto the stage.
"Terry's been playing some awesome darts too and he's taken the form of the last few months into this final, and I had to hit him straight away and I knew I'd have to play that well - but if he keeps this going he could win a major this year."