PHIL TAYLOR is an unprecedented 20/1 with sponsors BetVictor as he bids to win an amazing 16th World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens later this month.
Legendary star Taylor will make his final World Matchplay appearance ahead of his impending retirement when he competes in Blackpool from July 22-30.
Taylor has won the World Matchplay an incredible 15 times in 23 events since 1994, and has drawn Welshman Gerwyn Price in the first round.
However, with World Champion Michael van Gerwen bidding to claim a third successive World Matchplay title in this year's event and both Gary Anderson and Peter Wright having won televised events this year, Taylor is at his longest odds ever to claim glory in Blackpool.
Sponsors BetVictor make Taylor 20/1 to lift the World Matchplay trophy for one final time, with Van Gerwen the 5/4 favourite, Anderson a 9/2 chance and Wright 11/2.
"It is well documented that this will be Phil's last World Matchplay, but will there be one last hurrah from The Power in Blackpool in a tournament he has made his own," said BetVictor spokesman Charlie McCann.
"Michael van Gerwen is looking for his own hat-trick in Blackpool but all eyes will be on The Power.
"We have a number of specials on the great man, including 7/1 that he hits what would be a record third nine-dart finish on the famous and iconic Winter Gardens stage."
Following the draw, world number two Anderson saw his odds cut from 5/1 to 9/2 as he searches for his first World Matchplay triumph.
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Phil Taylor World Matchplay Specials
20/1 Tournament Winner
7/1 To hit a nine-darter
4/1 To hit a 170 checkout
11/10 To hit 20 or more 180s in the event
2/1 To average over 102.50 in any game
11/4 To lose in the First Round
4/5 Michael van Gerwen
9/2 Gary Anderson
11/2 Peter Wright
20/1 Phil Taylor
28/1 Dave Chisnall
33/1 Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis
50/1 Rob Cross, James Wade, Michael Smith
66/1 Mensur Suljovic
100/1 Daryl Gurney, Jelle Klaasen, Kim Huybrechts, Simon Whitlock
125/1 Benito van de Pas
150/1 Ian White, Gerwyn Price, Alan Norris, Stephen Bunting, Mervyn King, Joe Cullen
200/1 Cristo Reyes, Robert Thornton
250/1 Kyle Anderson
300/1 Darren Webster, Christian Kist, Steve Beaton
400/1 Steve West
500/1 Justin Pipe, James Wilson
1000/1 John Henderson
Each-Way 1/2 1,2
First Round Match Odds
Michael van Gerwen (1/14) v Stephen Bunting (7/1)
Simon Whitlock (4/7) v Kyle Anderson (11/8)
Phil Taylor (2/7) v Gerwyn Price (11/4)
Raymond van Barneveld (3/10) v Joe Cullen (5/2)
Dave Chisnall (1/4) v Mervyn King (3/1)
Kim Huybrechts (8/13) v Alan Norris (5/4)
Adrian Lewis (4/9) v Steve Beaton (7/4)
Ian White (11/10) v Rob Cross (9/11)
Gary Anderson (1/14) v Christan Kist (7/1)
Benito Van des Pas (5/4) v Daryl Gurney (8/13)
Mensur Suljovic (1/4) v John Henderson (3/1)
Jelle Klaasen (1/3) v Justin Pipe (9/4)
James Wade (3/10) v Darren Webster (5/2)
Michael Smith (2/7) v Steve West (11/4)
Peter Wright (1/8) v James Wilson (5/1)
Robert Thornton (Evens) v Cristo Reyes (4/5)
Total Nine-Dart Finishes
1/5 Under 1.5
10/3 Two or more
Odds correct at time of writing and courtesy BetVictor. Subject to fluctuation.