Who Is Professional Darts Player Phil Taylor? posted by Darts
Born August 13, 1960, Phil Taylor is a professional darts player, who is popularly called "The Power". With a win of 16 World Championships and 81 major titles, Taylor is considered all-time best darts player. From 1995 to 2002, he has won all eight World Championships consecutively, and has reached the finals from 1994 to 2007 consecutively. Until date, nobody has been able to match his darts playing record. He is the only darts player to hit two nine dart finishes in a single match, and has hit 18 nine dart finishes overall. In the PDC Order of Merit, Dixon is ranked second.
Dixon played darts since childhood, but became seriously involved in the game in 1986, when he started playing the game every week at the Crafty Cockney pub. By 1988, he was selected to play at Super League level and for the county team. In the same year, Dixon won is his first title at the Canadian Open tournament. In the British Open, he reached the quarterfinals, and in Winmau World Masters, he reached the semi-finals in 1989. In 1990, he qualified for the World Championship but entered the competition as an unseeded outsider. However, he went on to win not only the championship, but also won many Open events such as Europe Cup, British Masters, British Pentathlon, and Isle of Man title.
In PDC World Championship of 1994, Dixon reached the finals but lost to Priestley. However, he was back in 1995 to win the title, defeating Rod Harrington, 6-2. In 1996, Dixon managed his first 100 average but lost in the finals. However, he won the titles in 1997 and 1998 with final average of 103.98. The 1998 victory was Dixon's sixth title, where he surpassed Eric Bristow's record of five world championship titles. Bristow was Dixon's mentor, when he started playing darts seriously.Continue reading "Who Is Professional Darts Player Phil Taylor?"