63-year-old Phil Taylor, also known as ‘the Power’, has announced that the World Senior Darts Tour in 2024 will be his final year on the circuit. The 16-time world champion had initially retired from the sport in 2018 but returned to competitive darts last year after making the final of the PDC World Championship.
Taylor confirmed that his glittering career on the oche is about to enter its final 12 months, but he will continue to be a World Senior Darts Tour global ambassador after his retirement. During his career, Taylor earned the nickname ‘the Power’ and is a 16-time world champion. He expressed his love for performing and for the journey he’s had over the past 35 years.
Taylor stated that it’s time to step away from the tour and that he will continue working hard to give fans what they want and to go out on top. The World Senior Darts Tour consists of 11 events, including the World Senior Darts Championship at Circus Tavern in February, and Taylor aims to go out on a high in 2024.
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 how much fun they have had with Taylor and anticipated that his final year on tour would be enjoyable.