Sports World: Veteran Lim stuns world darts champion

Veteran Lim stuns world darts champion

FRANKFURT • Singapore's Paul Lim stunned reigning world darts champion Rob Cross at the World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday (Singapore time).

The 64-year-old was fearless as he started Singapore's second-round encounter against second seeds England with a maximum 180 from his first three darts against Cross. Lim's clinical finishing on the double 20 sealed the singles win against a world champion 37 years his junior.

But Harith Lim lost 4-2 to Dave Chisnall and the duo exited after a 4-1 loss to Cross and Chisnall in the deciding doubles match.

DeChambeau wins Memorial via play-off

OHIO • Bryson DeChambeau beat South Korean An Byeong Hun and fellow American Kyle Stanley in a play-off to win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.

DeChambeau birdied the second play-off hole, the par-four 18th, at Muirfield Village Golf Club while An settled for a par. Stanley was eliminated after a bogey at the first extra hole.

DeChambeau (71), An (69) and Stanley (70) were tied at 15-under 273 after regulation. Tiger Woods, in his last start before the June 14-17 US Open, closed with a 72 for a share of 23rd place.


Decision on MLS move is Rooney's, says Silva

LONDON • New Everton manager Marco Silva made it clear yesterday that it will be Wayne Rooney's decision should he choose to leave his boyhood club for DC United. Rooney, 32, has held talks with the Major League Soccer side over a reported US$17 million (S$22.7 million) transfer just a year after returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World: Veteran Lim stuns world darts champion'. Print Edition | Subscribe