Taylor eyes third Open title

Phil Taylor is targeting his third UK Open title as the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ gets underway at Bolton's Reebok Stadium this weekend.

Phil Taylor is targeting his third UK Open title as the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ gets underway at Bolton's Reebok Stadium this weekend.

The 13-time world champion has won the UK Open title twice in the three years since the tournament was introduced in 2003.

He took the honours last year with a victory over Mark Walsh in the final, after hitting a perfect nine-dart leg for the second successive year at Bolton.

"It's a unique tournament and I can't wait to get going," said Taylor. "I've been lucky enough to win the title twice and it means a lot.

"There are so many players taking part and there are eight boards being played at once, so the fans really get into the event.

"I've had a good month, after winning the World Series of Darts and Premier League Darts titles, so I know I'm in good form going to Bolton - I'll need to be."

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