Taylor let Wright outgunned and wins for the sixteenth time World Matchplay
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Phil Taylor has Sunday in an impressive way the World Matchplay won. The ‘Power’ showed Peter Wright won’t stand a chance in the final showdown in Blackpool, and picked up so for the sixteenth time the title.
The last time the 56-year-old Taylor, who is working on his final months as a professional darts player, the World Matchplay won was in 2014. Over the past two years, the title to Michael van Gerwen.
This year flew Van Gerwen in the quarter-finals. He was unexpectedly one of the victims of the unleashed Taylor, the Dutchman Friday with a 16-6 beating.
The Englishman was too strong for his compatriot Adrian Lewis (17-9), and then Wright in the final also little could rid of Taylor. He earned 115.000 pounds, equivalent to about 130,000 euro.
CHAMPION! Phil Taylor wins the @BetVictor World Matchplay for a 16th time… Simply incredible! ?
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Taylor left Wright after a strong start, still come back to 8-6, but it was then rapidly at ‘Snakebite’. Only at 12-6 picked up the Shot again in the leg, but then it was the hole already beaten. The loud aangemoedigde Taylor decided the party by double 16 to throw out.
“This title is not for me at a better time,” said Taylor, who in recent years at the major tournaments always in the shadow of Van Gerwen.
Despite its impressive performance in Blackpool in doubt Taylor is not about the end of his career. “Fantastic to have at my age a ‘major’ win. I come back to Blackpool, but only to look. It’s been lovely, I’m done.”
The last tournament of Taylor is the world cup, that around the turn of the year is played in London’s Alexandra Palace. The last time he became world champion in 2013.