The Masters (also known as the Cazoo Masters for sponsorship purposes) is a non-ranking PDC darts tournament which features the top 24 darts players according to the
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as of 2021.


The inaugural tournament, held in 2013, was won by Phil Taylor, who defeated
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10–1 in the final. James Wade won the following year by defeating Mervyn King 11–10 in the 2014 final. Michael van Gerwen became the third different champion in 3 years when he defeated
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11–6. In 2013 and 2014, the tournament took place in the Royal Highland Centre in
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and was played in early November. However, the tournament was moved to early February in 2015 and had a new venue at the Arena MK (renamed Marshall Arena in 2019) in
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. The tournament has been held in late January/early February ever since.


From 2013 to 2020, the tournament featured the top 16 of the
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, in a fixed draw (1 plays 16, 2 plays 15 and so on). The first round and the quarter finals are played over best of 19 legs, the semi-finals and the final are played over best of 21 legs. For the 2021 tournament, the participants increased from the Top 16 to the Top 24, with the Top 8 automatically going to the second round and the players seeded 9 to 24 playing in the best of 11 legs first round.

Masters finals

Records and statistics

Total finalist appearances

* Active players are shown in bold * Only players who reached the final are included * In the event of identical records, players are sorted in alphabetical order by family name

Champions by country

High averages

Media coverage

The Masters is broadcast by
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in the United Kingdom and
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in the Netherlands.


External links

Masters at Darts Database

The Masters page on the PDC website
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