Meet Nigel ‘The Undertaker’ Heydon, master-dartist, the one the big boys dread meeting in the first round. Why ‘Undertaker’? Because when he’s not at the oche he’s, yes, out burying the dead. He was formerly known as ‘The Butcher’ because before he became an undertaker he was, you guessed it, a butcher. Clearly it would not have been appropriate for him to have carried this epithet forward into his new profession.
Which other undertakers, we wonder, have achieved eminence in sport? Do let us know if you can think of any.
Last Thursday Nigel was at it on the telly, almost causing one of his upsets:
Defending champion Adrian Lewis was given a huge scare before beating world number 46 Nigel Heydon 3-2 in the first round of the PDC World Championship.
Heydon played some superb darts to lead 2-0 in the best-of-five-sets match.
The second seed struggled to find his range but somehow got himself back into the game and scrambled to victory. [Source]