BBC Sport - Willie Thorne on Ronnie O'Sullivan turning down 147
Thorne on O'Sullivan turning down 147
- From the section Snooker
Ronnie O'Sullivan has been criticised for turning down the chance of a maximum 147 break at the Welsh Open because the £10,000 prize money was "too cheap".
Retired player Willie Thorne, who was renowned for registering 147 breaks in practice, said the prize money should be £25,000.
"I think the public get more out of seeing a 147 than they do seeing somebody win a tournament, that's how special a 147 is" he added.