Phil Taylor career statistics – Wikipedia

Career finals
Tournament Won Lost Total WR1
World Championships 16 5 21 76%
World Matchplay 16 1 17 94%
World Grand Prix 11 0 11 100%
Premier League 6 2 8 75%
UK Open 5 1 6 83%
Grand Slam of Darts 6 1 7 86%
World Masters 1 1 2 50%
World Darts Trophy 1 1 2 50%
Other PDC/BDO Majors 23 4 27 85%
Total 85 16 101 84%

This is a list of the main career statistics of English professional darts player, Phil Taylor, whose professional career lasted from 1988 to 2018. Taylor won 214 professional titles and was runner-up in 46 finals. He won a record 85 major titles and a record 16 World Championships. In team events, he was a four-time winner of the PDC World Cup of Darts (and once runner-up). In 1999 and 2004 he defeated the reigning BDO champion in a special challenge match.

Career finals[edit]

BDO major finals: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
World Championship (2–0)
Winmau World Masters (1–1)
World Darts Trophy (1–1)
British Matchplay (0–1)

PDC major finals: 92 (79 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
World Championship (14–5)
World Matchplay (16–1)
World Grand Prix (11–0)
Grand Slam (6–1)
Premier League (6–2)
UK Open (5–1)
The Masters (1–0)
Champions League of Darts (1–0)
European Championship (4–0)
Players Championship Finals (3–1)
Championship League (4–2)
US Open (3–0)
Las Vegas Desert Classic (5–0)

Independent major finals: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

PDC world series finals: 10 (8 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
World Series of Darts (8–2)

PDC team finals: 7 (5 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

WDF international major finals: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Other WDF/BDO finals[edit]

BDO/WDF team finals: 4 (4 titles)[edit]

Champion vs Champion[edit]

* The match was best of 13 sets, but Fordham retired after the seventh set due to ill-health

Seniors major finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Prel. DNQ DNP NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Prel.) Preliminary round; (DNQ) Did not qualify; (DNP) Did not participate; (NH) Not held

Majors[edit]

World Series of Darts[edit]

Head-to-head record[edit]

Only players who have featured in a major PDC or BDO final are listed.[7]

Players who have been world champions are in boldface.
Won–Lost–Draw, in that order.

High averages[edit]

Taylor had recorded the majority of the highest ever televised averages, but Michael van Gerwen is slowly taking these records.[8] Taylor’s highest ever average was achieved in round four of the 2010 UK Open, in which he averaged 118.66 in a 9–0 win over Kevin Painter.[9] This stood until 2016 when Van Gerwen set a new world record of 123.40.[10] Taylor had the World Championship record of 111.21 which he set in the 2002 event, but Van Gerwen raised it to 114.05 in 2017.[11] Taylor holds the record for the highest average in a PDC World Championship final of 110.94 which he set whilst beating Raymond van Barneveld in 2009.[12] In March 2015, Taylor recorded the highest ever losing average, as Van Barneveld beat him 7–4 in the Premier League with Taylor averaging 115.80.[13] Taylor holds the highest tournament average with 111.54 set at the 2009 European Championship. Taylor’s lifetime average from 774 matches in which it was recorded is 101.28, the highest of any player.[14]

Nine-dart finishes[edit]

Taylor has supplemented his accomplishments in televised tournaments by frequently achieving the perfect leg of darts- a nine-dart finish. The first time he achieved this was at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, against Chris Mason in the televised World Matchplay Championship in 2002.[15] He has achieved the feat 11 times on television (and 22 times overall), including four times in the UK Open at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton (2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008).

On 24 May 2010, in the final of the 2010 PDC Whyte & Mackay Premier League, Taylor became the first player in professional darts to hit two nine-dart finishes in a single match.[9]

Phil Taylor’s televised nine-dart finishes

Date Opponent Tournament Method Prize
1 August 2002 England Chris Mason 2002 World Matchplay 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £100,000
5 June 2004[16] England Matt Chapman 2004 UK Open 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 501 bottles of Budweiser
12 June 2005[17] Netherlands Roland Scholten 2005 UK Open 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 501 bottles of Budweiser
8 May 2007[18] Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 2007 International Darts League 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 Opel Tigra Twin Top
9 June 2007[19] England Wes Newton 2007 UK Open 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £20,000[20]
7 June 2008[21] Scotland Jamie Harvey 2008 UK Open 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12 £25,000[22]
24 May 2010 England James Wade 2010 Premier League Darts T20, 2 x T19; 3 x T20; T20, T17, D18
3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
16 February 2012 England Kevin Painter 2012 Premier League Darts 3 x T20; T20, 2 x T19; T20, T17, D18
23 July 2014 England Michael Smith 2014 World Matchplay 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
22 August 2015 Scotland Peter Wright 2015 Sydney Darts Masters 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12

Career earnings[edit]

This includes money earned from all darts tournaments Taylor has participated in held by any darts organisation where the prize money is known. The money list rank covers both PDC and BDO players.[14]

Year Majors Pro Tour Other wins Earnings Money list rank
1988 0 0 1 £2,638 28th
1989 0 0 0 £1,300 21st
1990 2 0 8 £39,400 2nd
1991 0 0 2 £8,650 4th
1992 1 0 1 £29,250 1st
1993 0 0 1 £6,750 10th
1994 0 0 1 £15,850 4th
1995 2 0 0 £22,500 3rd
1996 1 0 3 £21,125 3rd
1997 3 0 2 £102,210 1st
1998 2 0 1 £31,000 2nd
1999 2 0 2 £106,775 1st
2000 3 0 1 £78,031 1st
2001 2 0 2 £69,347 1st
2002 4 2 3 £220,021 1st
2003 3 2 1 £116,850 1st
2004 3 3 3 £181,595 1st
2005 5 5 5 £317,608 1st
2006 6 4 1 £326,373 1st
2007 3 5 2 £343,796 1st
2008 8 13 2 £553,639 1st
2009 8 12 5 £769,639 1st
2010 6 6 2 £643,688 1st
2011 6 5 3 £587,571 1st
2012 5 3 4 £454,400 1st
2013 8 1 2 £799,522 1st
2014 2 3 2 £382,000 2nd
2015 1 2 3 £424,910 3rd
2016 2 1 2 £449,236 4th
2017 1 0 1 4th
Career * 89 67 65 £7,143,612 2nd
* As of 1 January 2020. Pro Tour events were not held until 2002.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g (l) = score in legs, (s) = score in sets, (m) = matches won.

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