Luke Littler adds another £20,000 to his impressive net worth after Bahrain Masters win

Luke Littler adds another £20,000 to his impressive net worth after Bahrain Masters win

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler speaks out after winning Bahrain Masters

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 20/01/2024

- 11:19

The 16-year-old beat Michael van Gerwen in the final to secure glory in the Middle East

Luke Littler has added another £20,000 to his net worth after winning the Bahrain Masters on Friday.

The 16-year-old showed his recent displays at the World Darts Championship wasn't a one-off with a terrific performance in the Middle East.

Littler had already claimed one scalp before the win on Friday, having beaten Gerwen Price to make the final.

And he proved too strong for Michael van Gerwen, winning 8-5 to secure the first senior title of his short career.

Luke Littler

Luke Littler has added another £20,000 to his net worth after winning the Bahrain Masters on Friday


Littler already had a remarkable £500,000 to his name prior to the tournament.

He took home a massive £300,000 after his displays at the recent World Championship at Alexandra Palace, which makes up for the majority.

Littler was already guaranteed to earn £1,250 just for appearing in Bahrain.

And the darts star, who turns 17 on Sunday, is now £20,000 richer after seeing off Van Gerwen to claim the prize.

Certainly, that's likely one of the best birthday presents he's had throughout his life.

And the matches are set to keep coming thick and fast, with Littler keen to play in 'everything' despite fears of a potential burnout.

Speaking after his win, the teenager admitted he was delighted to have beaten Van Gerwen and secured a first senior title.

Having thrown a remarkable nine-darter, he said: You tell me. I don’t know. I’m happy to win.

“Earlier on the quarters, obviously I hit the nine against Nathan, but I played well yesterday and I’ve played well again tonight.

“No one probably believes it, but I’ve not thrown a dart since the world final.

"Yesterday, that was the first proper practice I’ve put in, but it’s all paid off.

“I’m just happy to win, obviously, against Michael. He’s still one of the best, he’s the very best and I’m just happy to win on my debut.”

He added: "I just take it game by game, if I win, I win, if I lose my next game, it is what it is.

"But I don't think about losing, I only think about winning."

Van Gerwen, meanwhile, admitted he would seek revenge on Littler after being beaten by his young rival.


Luke Littler

Luke Littler is the talk of the darts world after throwing his way to victory at the Bahrain Masters on Friday


"It's never going to be a good week when I'm not winning but Luke had a fantastic performance," he said.

"I couldn't produce what I produced in the earlier games and you get punished and that's the way sport works.

"Of course I'm disappointed but you win some, you lose some.

"I'll get him, don't worry."

He does, however, feel Littler must be given time and patience if he's to dominate darts for many years to come.

Michael van Gerwen

Luke Littler was praised by Michael van Gerwen after his victory at the Bahrain Masters


"The crowd, the television, everyone wants to make him bigger, but he's already a good player," he added.

"So I know you'll want to push him, but let him grow.

"Let him do his own thing. You have to learn, the crowd has to learn, and everyone involved with television has to learn.

"Don't push him too much. Of course we know he's a good player.

"But give him time, and everything will come, no problem."

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