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I'm retiring at end of the campaign, says 16-time World champion Taylor

By Robert Jones

Phil Taylor has said that 2017 will be his last year on the professional darts circuit.

The 16-time World champion and the undisputed greatest player of all time confirmed his decision ahead of the Masters event in Milton Keynes, which started last night.

The Professional Darts Corporation tweeted the 56-year-old's decision, saying: "Phil Taylor confirms that 2017 will be his final year on the PDC Circuit."

Taylor will now embark on what is likely to be a celebratory farewell tour which will wind up at the World Championships at Alexandra Palace.

"It's the last year for me, this will probably be my last Masters so at the end of the year, that's me done," he said.

"The World Championship will be my last one and I'm looking forward to it now. Last one, January, that's it, no more."

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