McMahon, who was stretched by England's Mervyn King in Saturday's semi-final, said: 'It hasn't sunk in yet. I came close a few times in big indoor events without actually winning one. Now that I have, the feeling is just indescribable.'
The match turned in McMahon's favour mid-way through the third set with Thomson leading 3-1. The world title holder failed to get anything close to the jack on the fourth end and McMahon stepped in with a maximum four. Thomson never scored again as McMahon added singles on the next two ends to take the set 7-3, and then raced through the fourth with a run of three, two and two to wrap up the title.
Thomson said: 'I've no complaints over the match. Mark deserves his win.'Reuse content