Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen admitted he felt the pressure on his way to winning the Ladbrokes World Championship final on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old raced into a 4-0 lead but struggled to maintain the high level of darts against Peter Wright, although he held his nerve to wrap up a seven sets to four success.
After securing the Sid Waddell Trophy at Alexandra Palace, Van Gerwen said: "It was a very tough match. I got nervous after going 4-0 up - but it doesn't matter how you win a final, winning it is the most important thing.
"This is a dream come true. I'm so glad I won this. It's so difficult to win this title. There wasn't so much pressure on me last year as this year - but it means so much to me.
"It's unbelievable but all credit to Peter, he did well and put me under pressure."
Suffolk-based Scot Wright thanked the crowd for helping raise his game and end the one-sided nature of the contest.
He added on Sky Sports 1: "I never give up - that's my game. The crowd got behind me and made me play and I thank them for it - but well done Michael."