Mark King has admitted he was wrong to vote against Barry Hearn's proposals to transform snooker at the EGM last year.
King was a staunch supporter of a rival bid by John Davison.
But after beating Mark Selby in the Ladbrokes Mobile Masters, King told worldsnooker.com that his fears had proved unfounded.
"When all the Barry Hearn thing came about, I hold my hands up, I wasn't a fan of the idea," he said.
"I was for the other side and I didn't vote for Barry. To be honest, it's been fantastic. I hold my hands up and say I was wrong.
"We've been playing near enough every weekend before Christmas. You don't feel like you're having time off and it's good - thanks to Barry."
Like most players, King embraced the Players Tour Championship and played in as many events as he could. After all, this is what being a snooker professional should entail: playing.
Nobody would pretend the PTC series is yet perfect but with more tournaments on the way next season there is a genuine uplift for the sport and the players will be the ones who reap the benefits, or at least have the chance to do so.
King didn't have to so publicly backtrack so credit to him for doing so.
Mark King deserves respect its easy to stick by your guns but it takes a real man to admit when he has changed his mind and wrong.
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