Phil Taylor, who has gained a file 16 global championships, has introduced he’ll retire from aggressive darts subsequent 12 months.
Nicknamed ‘The Energy’, Taylor says the Global Senior Darts Excursion in 2024 might be his ultimate 12 months at the circuit, following an “implausible adventure during the last 35 years” within the game.
The 63-year-old superstar, from Stoke-on-Trent, had firstly stepped clear of darts after achieving the general of the PDC Global Championship in 2018.
However then he returned to festival closing 12 months.
He has spent the closing two seasons at the senior excursion the place he reached the quarter-finals in 2022 and 2023, however will intention to move out on a prime in 2024.
After his retirement, he’ll proceed to be concerned within the excursion as an envoy.
Taylor, who’s frequently named the best darts participant of all time, mentioned: “I’m going to at all times love acting to the most efficient of my skill, however time waits for no guy and I do know now could be the fitting time to step clear of the excursion.
“It is been an incredible adventure during the last 35 years and I have liked each and every minute of it.
“I will be running simply as laborious as I at all times have to ensure I give the enthusiasts what they would like and move out on most sensible.”
Taylor gained his first global championship in 1990 when he beat five-time champion, the ‘Cunning Cockney’ Eric Bristow. His sixteenth and closing global name used to be in 2013 when he defeated Michael van Gerwen.
The Global Senior Darts Excursion is made up of eleven occasions, together with the Global Senior Darts Championship on the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, Essex, in February.
The excursion’s Billy Lovell mentioned: “Phil is among the largest sports activities other folks the United Kingdom has ever produced and we wish to position on file how thankful we’re that he made up our minds to come back out of retirement at the start of our mission.
“We now have completely liked having him round and we are positive his ultimate 12 months on excursion with us might be nice amusing.”