Phil Taylor

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Phil is regarded as the best darts player ever to have played the game, having won more than 150 professional tournaments and a record 15 World Championships.

Phil has won PDC Player of the year four times (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and has been twice nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award (2006 and 2010). He was the first person to hit two nine darters in one match, in the 2010 Premier League Darts final against James Wade. As of 16 February 2012, he has hit ninth televised nine dart finishes, and is ranked World No. 1 in the PDC Order of Merit.

Phil played in the British Darts Organisation (BDO) from 1988 to 1993 before he, and several other players, broke away to form the World Darts Council, now known as the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

He was given the nickname "The Power" by a Sky Sports production manager, Peter Judge. Judge told Taylor that he should have a nickname, and he was named "The Power" after Judge stepped on an empty CD case of Snap!'s "The Power".


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