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Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Birth NamePhilip Douglas Taylor
Nickname The Power
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Phil Taylor was born on August 13, 1960 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Philip Douglas Taylor. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Natural Born Sellers (2008) and A Question of Sport (1970). He was previously married to Yvonne.

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Yvonne (? - 2011) ( divorced) ( 4 children)

Trivia (9)

Married to Yvonne with 4 children and 1 grandchild.
Is now a regular contributor to the pages of "Darts World" magazine.
By 2002, he had won the world professional darts crown on 10 occasions, making him the game's all-time greatest exponent. His other notable achievements include 5 World Matchplay titles, 1997 News of the World champion, and winner of the inaugural Las Vegas Desert Classic (2002) - the first major televised tournament to be staged outside the UK.
Nicknamed "The Power" for his phenomenal scoring accuracy and ability to hit high checkouts, he remains the only player who consistently achieves a mean three-dart average in excess of 100 during televised tournament play.
On 1 August 2002, he hit a perfect nine-dart leg of 501 darts (seven consecutive treble 20s, followed by treble 19 and double 12), during a live televised encounter at the PDC World Matchplay Championships in Blackpool, Lancashire. This earned him a £100,000 pay bonanza and a place in the annuls of darts' history as only the third player ever to achieve this feat on television (the others being John Lowe [1984] and Paul Lim [1991])and the first man to hit the nine-darter during a live satellite broadcast.
In January 2003, he was sensationally defeated by Canadian John Part in the final of the PDC world professional darts championship at England's Circus Tavern, Purfleet, ending his eight-year run of successive world title wins.
He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to sports in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honors List.
His M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) was annulled in May 2002 upon his conviction of assaulting two female fans.
Father of Lisa Taylor; Chris Taylor; Kelly Taylor; and Natalie Taylor.

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