Phil Taylor, 63, will RETIRE for second time from competitive darts next year - with 'The Power' to bow out as the most successful player in the sport's history as a 16-time world champion

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  • Taylor initially walked distant from darts successful 2018 but made his return past year
  • He confirmed his competitory profession successful darts is astir to participate its last 12 months

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline and Pa Reporter

Published: 03:46 EST, 21 November 2023 | Updated: 03:55 EST, 21 November 2023

Phil Taylor has announced nan World Senior Darts Tour successful 2024 will beryllium his last twelvemonth connected nan circuit.

The 16-time world champion initially walked distant from nan athletics successful 2018 aft making nan last of nan PDC World Championship, but returned to competitory darts past year.

Taylor, known arsenic 'The Power', has now confirmed his sparkling trophy-laden profession connected nan oche is astir to participate its last 12 months, but he will proceed to beryllium a World Senior Darts Tour world ambassador aft his retirement.


He said: 'I'll ever emotion performing to nan champion of my ability, but clip waits for nary man and I cognize now is nan correct clip to measurement distant from nan Tour.

'It's been an unbelievable travel complete nan past 35 years and I've loved each infinitesimal of it.

Phil Taylor has announced nan World Senior Darts Tour successful 2024 will beryllium his last year

The 16-time world champion will front retired arsenic nan astir successful subordinate successful nan sport's history

PHIL 'THE POWER' TAYLOR'S TITLE HAUL 

World Championship: Winner (14): 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013

World Matchplay: Winner (16): 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

'I'd for illustration to convey Target and nan World Seniors Darts Tour for their support successful caller years and I'm looking guardant to playing successful beforehand of darts fans crossed nan state adjacent year.

'I'm going to beryllium moving conscionable arsenic difficult arsenic I ever person to make judge I springiness nan fans what they want and spell retired connected top.'

The World Senior Darts Tour consists of 11 events, including nan World Senior Darts Championship astatine nan Circus Tavern successful February.

Taylor has made nan quarter-finals during nan past 2 years, but will purpose to spell retired connected a precocious successful 2024.

Billy Lovell of World Senior Darts Tour added: 'Phil is 1 of nan top sports group nan UK has ever produced and we would for illustration to spot connected grounds really grateful we are that he decided to travel retired of status astatine nan opening of our project.

'We person perfectly loved having him astir and we're judge his last twelvemonth connected circuit pinch america will beryllium awesome fun.'

Taylor confirmed his trophy-laden profession connected nan oche is astir to participate its last 12 months, but he will proceed to beryllium a World Senior Darts Tour world ambassador aft his retirement


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