Phil Taylor set for darts comeback four years after announcing retirement
Phil Taylor is set to make a shock darts comeback in 2022, four years after supposedly bowing out from the sport.
Taylor, 60, called time on his legendary darts career back in January 2018 following a comprehensive defeat against Rob Cross in the World Darts Championship final.
The Power claimed to have officially retired after being thrashed 7-2 by Cross in the showpiece, but now he is plotting a sensational return for the World Senior Darts Championship next year.
According to The Sun, he will be the headline name at the inaugural tournament, which has only been launched this weekend.
Taylor cemented a legacy as one of the greatest darts players of all time during his iconic 31-year career, in which he claimed a record 16 world titles.
He is one of 12 former world champions invited to take part in the World Senior Darts Championship, along with BDO legends Martin Adams, Andy Fordham, John Lowe, Bob Anderson, Richie Burnett and Keith Deller.
Two places will then be made available for amateur darts players aged 50 or over at a Q School event in November.
The tournament is set to be held in London early next year and will include a £25,000 winning bonus.
It is being promoted by Modus Darts, who look after the interest of Michael van Gerwen – the current world No.2 beaten by Taylor in the 2013 PDC World Championship final.
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Jason Francis, who has enjoyed success with the Seniors snooker world champs, is also promoting the tournament.
However, high-profile names such as Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will not be involved given the tight nature of their PDC contracts.
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