US Open (darts)
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|Venue||Mohegan Sun Casino Resort|
|Location||Uncasville, Connecticut (2007–2008)
Atlanta, Georgia (2009–2010)
(PDC Major 2007-2008),(PDC Pro Tour 2009-2010)
|Prize fund||£31,000 (2010)|
The US Open was a United States darts tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), which launched in May 2007. It replaced the World Series of Darts which ran for one year and was cancelled as a result of poor television ratings on ESPN.
The tournament is held at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut - which was also the venue used for the World Series of Darts, in 2007 and 2008. However the tournament moved to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2009 event, which became a Players Championship event for the first time.
The 2007 tournament was broadcast live in the UK on satellite station Challenge, who were broadcasting a PDC tournament for the first time. Limited coverage of the event was shown on US sport channel Versus. In 2008 coverage passed to Nuts TV in the UK.
The US Open was a PDC Major event in 2007 and 2008 and was played over a sets format. The last two editions of the event in 2009 and 2010 was played over the best of 11 legs format as the tournament and was added to the PDC Pro Tour and played as Players Championship events.
|Year[note 1]||Champion (average in final)||Score||Runner-Up (average in final)||Status||Prize Fund||Champion||Runner-up|
|2007||Phil Taylor (103.10)||4-1||Raymond van Barneveld(99.06)||PDC Major||£126,000||£12,500||£7,500|
|2008||Phil Taylor (96.86)||3-0||Colin Lloyd (91.48)||PDC Major||£126,000||£12,500||£7,500|
|2009||Dennis Priestley||6-3||Andy Hamilton||PDC Pro Tour||$50,000||$12,000||$6,000|
|2010||Phil Taylor||6-3||Denis Ovens||PDC Pro Tour||£31,200||£6,000||£3,000|