Burnett hints at future retirement plan after regaining Tour Card: "I'm 55, it's my last dance"

Richie Burnett regained his PDC Tour Card earlier this year at Q-School with the former World Champion returning after a four year absence.

Burnett spoke to Weekly Dartscast and revealed that he has had issues with dartitis which he hasn't spoken about previously which explains his madcap style on the oche.

"In the last part of my career, I've suffered with dartitis and nobody has seen it and I've never mentioned it because I thought I could control it. I would love to throw like Anderson just use his arm to throw, it's not like that for me. It's a quest every time I move to the oche," said Burnett to Weekly Dartscast.

"My staple achievement I have been there, seen it and done it and I still have enough to beat anyone with that in my game."

Last dance

For Burnett though, he is living day to day in terms of his darts career but believes that it will be his last time going through Q-School.

"I'm 55, it's my last dance I'm just going to try my best. If it's not good enough, all well and good but at least I can look myself in the mirror and say this is what I've got to do and if I do it, I'll feel proud of myself. That's what I want is that good feeling."

But would a return to Ally Pally interest him with Stereophonics classic Dakota ringing out? Burnett says if he does get into the showpiece tournament that he may even change his walk on song.

"I'm not even looking at anything, I'm just trying to be as best as I can. Look myself in the mirror the following day and I might have a new song as I'm a huge fan of The Damned. I'd love it to be played. If I don't get there, it's no problem. I will have a smile on my face regardless."

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