Taylor odds slashed for 16th title
Odds on Phil Taylor winning a 16th world title this winter have been slashed following his triumph at the Grand Slam of Darts last week.
Taylor won his fourth consecutive major title with a facile 16-4 victory over Gary Anderson in the final. During which he posted a spectacular 109.04 three-dart average, hit six maximums and 53% of his finishing doubles.
“Everything has come right for me this week and it all came together in the final,” said Taylor following his win.
“I wanted to out-score Gary and put him under pressure to make him miss - we say to each other 'don't miss' when we're up there and it's true because if you give him an inch he'll take a mile.”
The Power had been written off earlier this year after going 12 months without a televised title. But he has hit back, as he has done so often in the past, by winning the World Matchplay, European Championship, World Grand Prix and Championship League, before adding a fourth career Grand Slam this week. Leading many to suggest that he is now better than ever.
“I was written off earlier this year but this shows that those people were wrong,” added the 50-year-old. “I'm going to keep trying to win everything and we've got the Players Championship and World Championship coming up, and I'm building up to Alexandra Palace now.”
Sky Bet have shortened Taylor’s odds on reclaiming the PDC World Championship title from 11/8 prior to the Grand Slam to the 10/11 that is now available.