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Darts star misses 'no-look 180' attempt at World Championship before giving ice-cold response

Darts star misses 'no-look 180' attempt at World Championship before giving ice-cold response

An awful moment for the 33-year-old.

Darts star Scott Williams missed a 'no-look 180' attempt at the PDC World Championship - before responding in brilliant fashion.

Williams, who is ranked as the world number 40 on the current Order of Merit, took on Japanese star Haruki Muramatsu in round one of the competition on Saturday night.

The Englishman, nicknamed 'Shaggy', has had a relatively rapid rise up the ranks in darts after winning a two-year card in 2022, following a spell in the BDO. He won his first Players Championship event last June.

As a result, Williams went into his first round clash as the heavy favourite to face world number seven Danny Noppert in round two.

In the first leg of the match, the 33-year-old attempted to assert some early control over proceedings by hitting the first 180.

He landed his first two darts perfectly in the treble 20 bed, giving him a great opportunity to hit a maximum.

But as he threw his third and final dart, Williams looked away from the board in an attempt to perform a 'no-look 180'.

The likes of Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis have both performed the feat successfully, and when they go in, they look extremely good.

Williams is on that exclusive list, having hit a no-look 180 in his defeat to Rob Cross during last year's World Championship.

But when they don't go in, though, there can't be too many worse feelings in darts - and that's exactly what happened to Williams on his second attempt.

Take a look at the clip below.

Instead of landing in the treble 20, Williams' third dart missed the target - and fell straight out of the board and onto the canvas.

You can see the exact moment where he realised his no-look attempt had gone wrong.

Williams did bounce back quickly, though, winning the leg against the throw before claiming the first two sets of the match.

And although Muramatsu launched a fightback by completing a clean sweep of the third set, Williams went on to win the match by three sets to one to seal a spot in the second round.

Speaking after the match, he said: "It's one of those things - people know who I am and have seen those things.

"Haruki has seen what I've been doing, and he knows I'm going to do something stupid at some point. And that was the one.

"I'll do it again Thursday, and if it doesn't go in the treble 20, then it's bad luck for me, isn't it?

"If people don't like it, then turn the TV to Emmerdale or something!"

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Darts