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bet365 US Darts Masters: Introducing 'Snakebite', Peter Wright

We profile two-time world champion Peter Wright as Snakebite attempts to add the bet365 US Darts Masters to his long list of accomplishments in New York this June.

How many ranking titles has Peter Wright won?

Wright is one of the most decorated players in darting history and the Scotsman remains at the top despite his advancing years.

Snakebite is a two-time world champion but he is also a multiple Major winner having lifted the UK Open, World Matchplay, European Championship and the Masters.

Wright, in total, has won 45 titles during his glittering career and that sum includes 13 TV titles, seven of which are considered to be Majors.

After years of waiting, the 53-year-old won his first World Championship title in 2020, defeating Michael van Gerwen 7-3 in the final, and then he regained his title in 2022 with 7-5 victory over Michael Smith.

What is Peter Wright’s current world ranking?

It has been a tough season so far for Wright but, despite his dip in form, the Scotsman remains at world number three.

But Snakebite has a lot of prize money to defend next season so needs a change in fortunes, having exited at the third round of this year’s World Championship to Kim Huybrechts.

The Scotsman also finished bottom of the Premier League, failing to qualify for the Finals having won only five of the 20 matches he contested.

Wright’s only real moment of jubilation this season came when defeating Gerwyn Price to win the Nordic Darts Masters in January, which remains his only title triumph of the campaign.

How old is Peter Wright?

Born in 1970, 53-year-old Wright is no spring chicken, but he continues to compete with the best and remains one of the leading arrowsmiths on the planet. Snakebite made his World Championship debut at the 1995 BDO World Darts Championships.

Where is Peter Wright from?

Wright was born in Livingston, West Lothian, but the Scotsman now resides in England, having opted to settle down in Belton in Norfolk.

What song does Peter Wright walk out to?

Snakebite comes out to Don't Stop the Party by Pitbull and rarely disappoints with a colourful walk-on that is full of energy and character.

How much prize money has Peter Wright won during his career?

Wright is currently third on the PDC Order Of Merit, which is done on a two-year basis, having amassed £1,153,250 during that period.

Having twice been crowned world champion at Alexandra Palace, Wright has twice pocketed the £500,000 top prize and he has also won the UK Open, which is now worth £110,000 to the champion, and the World Matchplay, which is worth £150,000 to the winner.

What darts does Peter Wright use?

Wright is renowned for regularly switching between darts depending on his performances but Red Dragon is his brand of choice. The Scotsman tends to use 21-gram darts.

What are Peter Wright’s other career achievements?

Wright has been around the block and is vastly experienced, but it took until 2017 for him to make a proper breakthrough on the PDC Tour when he won the UK Open, brushing aside Price 11-5 in the final.

Snakebite had finished runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in each of the two years prior to getting off the mark and he was also beaten by MvG in the World Championship final in 2014.

Of the 20 major finals he has made, he has lifted the trophy on seven occasions and he has hit one televised nine-dart finish, which came at the 2020 Premier League Darts.

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