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MICHAEL VAN GERWEN says that this weekend’s Dutch Darts Masters is the perfect tournament for him to make his return to the oche.

The world number one took August off to spend time with his wife, Daphne, and their newborn daughter, Zoë – but will return to defend his title in his homeland on Saturday.

“I’m really looking forward to competing again,” said World Champion Van Gerwen.

“It has been a brilliant month with my family and now I have even more motivation to win for them.

“It’s perfect for me that my first tournament back in here in Holland and I am determined to win this event again.”

Fellow ZWA star Cristo Reyes is also competing at the Dutch Darts Masters, which this year’s ninth PDC European Tour event and will take place in Maastricht for the first time.

Further ZWA clients could also earn spots via Thursday’s European and Host Nation qualifiers.