Five time world champion says he wouldn't have passed it up if there was more prize money on offer
Ronnie O'Sullivan claims he passed up the chance of a 147 break at the Welsh Open because the £10,000 prize money on offer is, in his words, "too cheap".
The five-time world champion was on course for a maximum in the final frame of his first round match against Barry Pinches.
He had potted 14 reds and 13 blacks but rather than taking on a black he went for the pink, and ended the break on 146.
"I knew it was £10,000. If it had been more, I'd have gone for the 147," he admitted to BBC Sport.
"I could have done it, but I didn't think the prize was worthy of a 147. So I've tried to let it build up until it's worthy and then go for it," he said.
"It's like going into a Mercedes garage and when they say that you can have the car for £3,000, you reply, 'No way, that's too cheap. I'm not buying it for that'.
"Certain things have value, and a 147 is a special moment. I want it to feel special all round.