||17. July 1967
||Ardrossan, Ayshire, Scotland
||26g Robert Thornton Red Dragon
||I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers)
Robert Thornton returned into darts after he had taken a break to help to raise his children in 2002. First he joined the BDO and in 2005 took for the first time part in the BDO World Championship and reached the quarterfinals. In November 2007 he won the World Masters. In January 2008 he again took part in the World Championship and again stood in the quarterfinals. Mid of 2008 he was ranked fourth in theBDO ranking.
He qualified for the PDC UK Open 2008 by the pub qualifers and than announced his switch to the PDC. During the following months he played the Pro Tour with some success and so qualified for the PDC World Championship 2009. After the World Championship, eight months after his switch, he already was ranked under the top 32 of the PDC.
2009 he reached his first Major final - the Players Championship Finals and he won two Pro Tour events. 2012 he won the UK Open and moved up the rankings. A few good years on the circuit followed in which Thornton managed to qualify for all Majors. 2015 he won the World Grand Prix in Dublin. 2016 was the so far last good year for the Scotsman. After it there were no further wins or good placings. By now (2020) he's in danger to lose his Tour Card.
|BDO World Championship||Quarterfinals||2005, 2008|
|PDC World Championship||Quarterfinals||2015|
|World Matchplay||Last 16||2016|
|World Grand Prix||Winner||2015|
|UK Open||Winner|| 2012|
|Grand Slam of Darts||Final||2013|
|Players Championship Finals||Final||2009|
|PDC World Cup of Darts||Quarterfinals|| 2014, 2016|
|The Masters||Quarterfinals||2013, 2017|
|Champions League of Darts||Last 8 Group||2016|
|World Series of Darts Finals||Last 16||2015|
|Las Vegas Desert Classic||Letzte 32||2008|