Taylor backed for Championship League glory
Odds on Phil Taylor winning the Championship League Darts have shortened following his triumph at the World Grand Prix on Sunday evening.
The Power won his tenth World Grand Prix title and his third consecutive televised event with a 6-3 victory over Brendan Dolan. It was a stuttering performance from the 15-time world champion who afterwards admitted to being rattled by the crowd.
“It's brilliant to win this title again,” said Taylor in his post match interview. “I went through a wide range of emotions during the game and it was a huge relief to win it in the end.
“Halfway through the game I was giving up and then I was pushing - the crowd got to me, I'll be honest with you.
“The booing every time you're throwing for a double does get to you, it's very, very off-putting but I knew what was going to happen and I just had to keep focusing.”
He won’t have any such problems at the crowdless Championship League Darts next week, however.
Taylor won through to next Thursday’s Championship League Darts Winners Group by winning Group Two ten days ago. He is now the strong odds-on favourite to take the title that he last won in 2008.
Betfred have shortened their odds on The Power to win the Championship League from Evens to 8/11, Bet365 have gone from Evens to 4/5 and Sky Bet from 10/11 to 5/6.
Gary Anderson and Paul Nicholson are the only other two players to have qualified for the Winners Group so far. They can be backed at odds of 3/1 and 7/1 respectively, with Sky Bet.
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