Taylor wins record 14th Darts World ChampionshipJanuary 5th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.5 (ANI): Phil Taylor broke his own record for a major final when producing a brilliant display to hammer Raymond van Barneveld 7-1 in the World Darts Championship to take his 14th world title in London last night.
Taylor had not won the title for three years, but the result was never in doubt as he racked up a brilliant three-dart average of 109.76 at Alexandra Palace, reports The Independent.
The 48-year-old, who took advantage of some poor finishing from Van Barneveld, has now won 12 of the 16 PDC championships.
A focused Taylor began impressively, taking the first leg against the throw on his way to claiming the first set.
Van Barneveld hung in to level twice in the next set, but Taylor was not to be denied as he moved to within two sets of another title.
That quickly became one as Van Barneveld again missed crucial chances.
The Dutchman forced a decider in the eighth set but it was delaying the inevitable as Taylor finished off the match in emphatic style. (ANI)