Three reasons why Phil Taylor will return to lifting trophies in the future

Phil Taylor won more than 200 titles in his career, including 101 TV titles and 16 world titles, but on the World Seniors Darts Tour, 'The Power''s trophy cabinet has yet to added to.

Since the establishment of the senior circuit in 2022, six major televised tournaments have been played. Taylor made it to the final twice, but fell short of overall victory at the 2022 World Seniors Darts Masters and World Seniors Matchplay. Last weekend, the Englishman lost to Dennis Harbour (4-2) in the quarter-finals of the World Seniors Darts Masters 2023.

However, former PDC Tour Card holder and current analyst Matthew Edgar saw positive signs around the 62-year-old darts legend. In his latest video on his YouTube channel, Edgar TV, he named three things why he thinks Taylor will win big prizes on the World Seniors Darts Tour in the future too.

First, Edgar touched on 'The Power''s impending surgery. Indeed, the Stoke-on-Trent-based darter was due to go under the knife at the end of June to get a new hip.

''That means he can practice better hours. It might even change in terms of his stance and how he approaches the board," said Edgar.

Next, Edgar points to Taylor's averages. Edgar calculated that his illustrious compatriot scored an average of 83.86 points per turn over the past 12 months. During the World Seniors Matchplay 2022, World Seniors Darts Championship 2023 and Champion of Champions 2023, for instance, Taylor threw tournament averages of 82.63, 82.85 and 82.79 respectively.

At last weekend's World Seniors Darts Masters, Taylor suddenly reached a tournament average of 87.20, almost five points higher than the tournaments before.

As a reason for the 16-time world champion's better form, Edgar arrives at his third argument. Edgar points to the interview in which Taylor states that he has been subjected to a new health and fitness regime.

''This is going to make him feel better, it's going to give him more energy and he's going to be able to practice for better hours. Phil Taylor played at his best when he was a little bit trimmer and certainly if he's trimming down again, there's very good positive sings there for Phil Taylor and it's already coming through in the averages.''

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