Phil Taylor calls for Leighton Bennett to be included in this year’s Grand Slam of Darts

Phil Taylor has known to be included at Wolverhampton in this year’s Grand Slam of Darts.
Bennett slipped by becoming the youngest world champion in January, defeating the Nathan Girvan 3-0 in the Lakeside of Scotland to win at the BDO World Youth Championship.
The schoolboy nicknamed’Boom Boom’ has scooped six of the 10 events and has enjoyed success on the older BDO Tour at 2019.
PDC chairman Barry Hearn has advocated that the BDO to comprise Bennett among their eight representatives for the cross-code event of November and speculation is mounting the 13-year-old is being considered for choice.
The Lincolnshire-born star has risen to 17th on the BDO standings over the likes of Scott Waites and Martin Adams, and Taylor considers Bennett’s potential inclusion would create tremendous interest.
“I’m not a large dart-watcher,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
“Somebody just asked me a question about young Leighton Bennett and if he have a wildcard into Wolverhampton?
“My response was that I actually don’t watch the darts on TV but if Leighton Bennett gets a wildcard I will see it because he is exciting. He is a nightmare to play.”
Taylor retired from action following the 2018 World Championship, but the world winner has confronted Bennett on the display circuit in recent months and he has experienced mixed fortunes.
‘The’ Power’ defeated the child 10-7 at London’s Tower in March, though Bennett acquired his revenge, defeating back the in the SAP Darts Slam in Frankfurt .
“I have played with him a few times and he’s an absolute nightmare, because he is a young lad and he is good,” Taylor added.
“He’s got no fear in him whatsoever. I really enjoy that in him.”
You can hear the full interview with Phil Taylor about the most recent episode of this Darts Show podcast every week….
It is not very long to wait till darts is back on Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena October 12, and seven times of policy continues until the final on Saturday.

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