You have guessed it darts legend Taylor is officially the greatest darts player ever. Darts legend Taylor is a British former professional darts player, having won World Matchplay 16 times in his career and World Grand Prix 11 times. Taylor won 209 professional darts events, including 83 major titles and the world record 16 world championships. Phil Taylor is the wealthiest and most successful darts player in history, amassing a staggering $10m (PS7.9m) in wealth.
Phil Taylor won the World Championship 16 times in his professional career, a total that is unlikely ever to be topped. Taylor’s professional Darts career started slow, but in 1990, he finally broke through, winning both the World Championship and World Masters. Phil Taylor went on to win a record 14 PDC World Championships and several more major Darts titles. Taylor is the only player in men’s darts history to reach two nine-dart finishes in a single game in the PDC Premier League final of 2010.
Taylor added the Premier League crown to Taylor’s win record in 2010 and, during the final, made history by hitting two nine-dart finishes, a feat that had never been achieved and his darts achievements were recognised as he finished runners-up for Sports Personality of the Year. In addition, Phil Taylor was nominated twice for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (in 2006 and 2010), finishing runners-up in the latter event, making him the first-ever darts player to place in the top two. Eric Bristow, involved on both sides of the camera with his role at Sky Sports, was both a specialist pundit and spotter whilst playing a pivotal part in Phil Taylor’s development, with Phil Taylor having succeeded his mentor in dominating the world of professional darts. However, the darts all-time great Phil Taylor is going to be dusting his arrows when he takes part in the first-ever Seniors Darts Championships, which is aimed at those aged 50+.
After spending four years on hiatus, Phil Taylor has decided to resume his career as a professional at the World Seniors Darts Championship in 2022, which is aimed at those aged 50 or older. Darts legend Phil The Power Taylor retired from professional darts in 2018. Still, he made an unexpected comeback early in the year to compete at the World Seniors Darts Championship, which was held back in February. Nicknamed The Quiet Man of Darts, Gregory famously faced legendary Phil Taylor in the final at the World Championships in 1992. In 1991, Phil Taylor won a few tournaments, losing both the Danish Open and the Winmau World Masters final to Rod Harrington.