Ronnie O'Sullivan became the first man to reach 1,000 career centuries as he secured a 10-4 win over Neil Robertson with a dream finish in the Players Championship final.
O'Sullivan delivered the remarkable achievement with a 134. It came in sublime fashion, as the five-time world champion, paused to tease fans, switched the cue to his left hand and potted the red.
What a way to end!
Here's that historical moment once again✨
— World Snooker (@WorldSnooker) March 10, 2019
Delighted to win the Players Championship tonight in Preston and buzzing to have made my 1,000th century in the final frame 🏆 Thanks to all my fans for the support. Hard luck to my fellow Aussie @nr147 a class act and an even better human 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/wzxNoJ1rqO
— Ronnie O'Sullivan (@ronnieo147) March 10, 2019
When you realise that Ronnie going in-off on the final black on 134 secured you the £5,000 high break prize 😂 pic.twitter.com/TsUAqZUv3Z
— Live Snooker (@Livesnooker) March 10, 2019
O'Sullivan had started the week on 994 career centuries. He quickly progressed to 997 before delivering known during his semi-final win over Mark Allen. However, it was all set up perfectly after landing two centuries in the afternoon session.
The Rocket’ embraced his opponent at the end and thanked his fans for their support after the match.