Phil "The Power" Taylor is widely considered to be one of the greatest darts players of all time. His career spanned over three decades, during which he won numerous major tournaments and set numerous records.
Taylor began his professional career in the late 1980s and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. He won his first major tournament, the World Matchplay, in 1995 and went on to win the event a record 16 times in total.
Taylor also won the PDC World Championship a record 14 times, including eight consecutive titles from 1995 to 2002. He also won the World Grand Prix a record 11 times and the Premier League a record six times.
Over the course of his career Taylor won over 200 professional tournaments and earned more than £7 million in prize money. He was known for his remarkable consistency and his ability to perform under pressure. He was also a pioneer of the modern style of darts, which involves a more precise and technical approach to the game.
Taylor's dominance of the sport was such that he was named PDC Player of the Year a record 11 times. Taylor retired from professional darts in 2018, his legacy in the sport secure, he is regarded as one of the all-time greats of darts.
To quote the late great Sid Waddell : "William Tell could take an apple off your head, Taylor could take out a processed pea."