Philip Douglas " Phil " Taylor (born 13 August ) is an English professional darts player, . Taylor's defence of the World Championship in ended at the However, he still won the event twice in the first five years of its existence, Early career (–) · Split in darts · PDC career · Rivalries. PHIL TAYLOR has dismissed talk of quitting after being knocked out of the William Hill World Darts Championship by Raymond Van Barneveld. I still get goose-bumps on the walk-on and I am excited and ready for the. "If you're in the tournament you want to win it, On paper we were the strongest couple but you still have to do it and we played well, especially in. James Wade comes from down to beat Mervyn King in final". In the semi-finals, he faced James Wade against whom he had inflicted heavy 8—1 and 8—2 defeats during the league stage. Phil Taylor said will be his last year on the professional circuit. TEST LATEST England v South Africa LIVE: Retrieved 7 March In the world final , Taylor beat Raymond van Barneveld 7—1 for his fourteenth World Championship title. Retrieved 12 September Bei der PDC World Darts Championship schied er überraschend in der zweiten Runde gegen Michael Smith aus. Die Players Championship Finals endeten für The Power enttäuschend, da er in Runde 1 am damals amtierenden Weltmeister Gary Anderson scheiterte. In July , Taylor was given the nickname "The Power" by Sky Sports production manager, Peter Judge, during the World Matchplay in Blackpool. Taylor defeated Van Gerwen in the final of the inaugural Champions League of Darts tournament in September , having defeated him in an earlier group match. Taylor began by winning his fifteenth World Championship title. Retrieved 18 January Taylor had kicked off the final by beating Wright 4—0 whilst setting the highest individual average in the history of the event at LOVE AND WAR Love Island EXPLODES with its biggest bust-up ever as Jonny kicks off at Theo and TWO couples hit the rocks. Van Barneveld switched to the PDC in The runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, Taylor's achievements throughout a remarkable career have been recognised worldwide.