Then in July he reached his third World Matchplay final in a row, losing for the second time in three years in the final to Taylor 18–9, making this the third major final loss of the year against Taylor.
Wade won the 2009 Premier League Darts tournament, defeating Mervyn King 13–8 at the Wembley Arena.
Both players averaged 101, but it was Wade's finishing, as he checked out almost 70% of his doubles, which saw him triumph 17–7.
Wade also won the next PDC major tournament – the World Grand Prix in Dublin in October beating van Barneveld by 5 sets to 1 in the semi-finals and once again denying Jenkins his first major title in the final by winning 6–3.
Since winning the World Matchplay in 2007, Wade has also won the World Grand Prix in 20, the UK Open in 20, the Premier League in 2009, the Championship League in 2010, and the Masters in 2014.
Wade has had a career-high ranking of second in the PDC Order of Merit and with eight major tournament wins is the third most successful player in PDC history, after Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.
British TV personality who won a major poker tournament and spent it all on a Range Rover and a horse.
She started hosting the popular Sky Sports program Soccer AM in 1995.Wade made his debut in the Premier League as he was in the top four of the Order of Merit and on the opening night became the first player to defeat Taylor in the tournament's three-year history, winning the match 8 legs to 6.Taylor however exacted revenge with a 16–8 victory in the final on after Wade had defeated van Barneveld in the semi-finals.Wade lost to an on-fire Simon Whitlock in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Championship. Defending his Premier League title, Wade reached the final of the 2010 Premier League, where he played against Phil Taylor.Taylor won 10–8, hitting two nine-dart finishes during the match.He then returned to Blackpool for the World Matchplay and claimed the title – his first major televised tournament success and became the youngest player ever to win a PDC televised event in doing so.