In 2024, Phil Taylor, also known as ‘the Power’, will be retiring from the World Senior Darts Tour after a glittering career spanning over 35 years. The 16-time world champion had initially retired from darts in 2018 but returned to competitive play last year after making the final of the PDC World Championship.
Taylor, who turned 63 this year, expressed his love for performing and for the journey he has been on over the years. He stated that it is time for him to step away from the tour and continue working hard to give fans what they want. The World Senior Darts Tour consists of 11 events, including the World Senior Darts Championship at the Circus Tavern in February, and Taylor aims to go out on a high in his final year on tour.
Billy Lovell of World Senior Darts Tour praised Taylor as one of the UK’s greatest sportspeople and expressed gratitude for his decision to come out of retirement at the beginning of the project. Lovell also highlighted that he anticipates that Taylor’s final year on tour will be enjoyable as they have had fun together throughout his career.
During his career, Taylor earned his nickname ‘the Power’ and has won numerous titles and accolades. He is considered one of dart’s greatest players of all time, and his retirement from competitive play marks an end to an era in darting history.