“His finishing was phenomenal…I can only blame myself.
“If you don’t take chances, you’re not going to win. I had several chances.
“When you don’t take them against a player like Peter Wright, you’re not going to win. I’ll be back stronger next year.”
Wright also walked away with his biggest ever payday as the win means he walks away with £500,000.
Van Gerwen, who lost his first final since 2013, will get £200,000 for finishing as runner-up.