Lloyd looks back on Taylor retirement: "He would have won a couple more majors"

Former World Number One, Colin Lloyd never claimed a world title but competed against at the time some of the most legendary names in the sport.

Lloyd spoke about doing that compared to if the PDC was still an option nowadays for 'Jaws'.

"I competed against, in my time, the best players," said Lloyd to Daily Star Sport.

"Although I never really had a run in the world – well, I had a semi-final once – I was competing against the likes of Phil Taylor, John Part, Dennis Priestley, Rod Harrington and Alan Warriner, class players in their own right.

"Steve Beaton was still around, christ he’s still around now, the legend that is Steve Beaton!"

"I was a good solid player, you don’t get handed two majors and 30 other ranked tournaments worldwide if you can’t play the game.

Admiration for Taylor

Lloyd thinks though that if Taylor was still around after losing his last World final, he would of collected more major titles.

"But today, you can have over a 105, 110 average and still lose. Listen, I was capable of putting in the 100 averages here and there, so was John Part, Dennis Priestley and Phil Taylor, but Phil was just phenomenal."

"He was the only one that consistently hit 100+ averages," Lloyd adds. "When Phil retired after losing that final to that Rob Cross – and not because of that, he already said he was going to be walking away – he was still ranked number two in the world.

"At the time he was the current World Matchplay champion and had just been runner up in the World Championship. No disrespect to anyone else, but I think if he’d have stuck around for a bit longer, he would have won a couple more majors."

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