Armed with his new darts, which Phil Taylor describes as his ‘Ferrari’ darts, Taylor made a majestic comeback in Newcastle. The 16-time world champion reminds his fans why they call him ‘The Power’.
You either love Phil Taylor or you don’t. Over time, some have suggested he may be passed it – he’s now 55, and he doesn’t win as often as he used to; yet his performance in Newcastle shows that Taylor has not finished with Darts at all! Not by a mile.
Taylor may have lost to Raymond van Barneveld in the first night of the Premier League in Leeds, but the comeback to his well-known, commanding form, was greeted with huge cheers from the Newcastle crowd.
The 16-time world champion rose to a 7-1 victory over James Wade in the fifth and final fixture to finish an adrenaline-charged night of Premier League darts.
What aided his victory? He tells Approved Garages before the Premier League games about his new darts, which certainly seemed to have done the trick: “For the Premier League, I’ve got brand-new darts. Brand-new, redesigned, super-duper ones. Ferrari ones. The best I’ve ever had. I’m playing proper with them and It’s the best practice I’ve ever practiced.”
A delighted Taylor told the PDC after his game in Newcastle: “I think Barney gave me a big kick up the back side last week, and that made all the difference for me.
“It put me in good stead for the weekend. I did well at the weekend and pushed forward here.
“James pushed me into that performance and it was a lot closer than the score says, but I produced the goods tonight.”
He’s finished the night on a high as he says he cannot wait to play Gary Anderson in Dublin. Tune in to the Darts in Dublin next Thursday at 7pm and tell @ApprovedGarages your player of the night using #agplayer on Twitter. We have a pair of darts tickets for the final to give away! Read more about the darts prizes here.