PDC Order of Merit

The Order of Merit is the official Ranking system of the PDC. It is based on tournament earnings over a period of the past two seasons. The Order of Merit was first introduced in 2007. The ranking system is used for the seeding and/or qualification of players in the Premier events with the exception of the UK Open. From 2009 until 2013, Phil Taylor was the number one ranked player. Since 2014 however, Michael van Gerwen leads the Order of Merit.



The main advantage of using the Order of Merit lies in the fact that when a player has a bad year, his qualifying rights don't diminish right away. However it also takes new players and players that dropped from the rankings longer to earn a top spot. The PDC Order of Merit ranking system thus benefits consistency during the major tournaments such as the World Championship, Premier League and Open tournaments.
 

PDC Order of Merit Top 16

The Top 16 of the PDC Order of Merit are automatically qualified for all PDC Major tournaments
 
Michael van Gerwen; Mighty Mike   Netherlands(30)
PDC Ranking: 1; Red Dragon Ranking: 1
Michael van Gerwen is a professional darts player from the Netherlands, currently playingh in the PDC. In 2014 Might Mike became the youngest to player ever to win the World Championships. After this win he was also ranked number one in the...
Daryl Gurney; SuperChin   Northern Ireland(33)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 9
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .1,173,450
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
Michael Smith's rise to fame came quickly when he beat Phil Taylor in a second round match of the 2014 World Championship. He finished in style with bull's eye for a 128 finish. Right after this match inexperienced Smith lost to Peter...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 42
Gary Anderson is a Scottish darts player who reached and won the finals of the PDC world championship 2015 beating Phil Taylor (7 sets to 6). After a successful carreer in the BDO, Anderson switched to the PDC in 2009. Soon the “Flying Scotsman”...
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(49)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
Scotsman Peter Wright always makes a colourfull appearance at the oche due to his wild hair style and eccentric clothes. Nevertheless, Wright or “Snakebite” has been in the top of the PDC for quite some years, although he almost never wins a...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(34)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
Wales
Career earnings: .939,053
James Wade; The Machine   England(36)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 3
James Wade “The Machine” switched from the BDO to the PDC in 2004. Ever since, Wade has won the World Match Play (2007), The World Grand Prix (2007,2010), the Premier League in 2009, the UK Open in 2008 and 2011 and The Masters in 2014.
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(47)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 20
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,265,117
Ian White; Diamond   England(49)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
Ian White switched sides in 2010. Ever Since White has been a consistent force amongst the top players of the PDC. Although he has not won a PDC Major tournament yet, White won the Antwerp Open, Denmark Open and the English National Championship,...
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(50)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 22
Long haired, goatie and the eyes of a maniac, professional darter Simon Whitlock from Australia is a remarkable appearance at the oche. During his long carreer Whitlock has made the switch from BDO to the PDC a few times. He has been very succesfull...
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(38)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 10
“Chizzy” is one of the few players that has beaten Phil Taylor pre-2012. He knocked out the Power in the 2012 PDC world championship. Howver Chisnall lost to Andy Hamilton in the very next round.
Nathan Aspinall   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
England
Career earnings: .372,425
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(44)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
Wales
Career earnings: .393,800
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(51)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 57
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .560,026
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(34)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 13
Adrian Lewis (nickname: Jackpot) is a well decorated darts player from Stoke-on-Trent, England. Lewis made his PDC tv debut in 2004 during the UK Open. In 2011 Lewis became world champion by beating Gary Anderson in the finals (7-5). During...
Stephen Bunting; The Bullet   England(34)
PDC Ranking: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
Stephen Bunting is one of newest top players in the PDC. After a successfull carreer in the BDO, the Bullet decided to switch sides in early 2014. Due to his good BDO results, Bunting was granted a tour card immediately. He reached the quarter...

Outside Top 16

18Joe CullenEngland£226,250
19Steve BeatonEngland£204,250
20Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£201,500
21Mervyn KingEngland£197,500
22John HendersonScotland£192,000
23Max HoppGermany£182,250
24Steve WestEngland£179,250
25Keegan BrownEngland£169,500
26Chris DobeyEngland£161,500
27Jamie LewisWales£161,250
28Kyle AndersonAustralia£156,750
29James WilsonEngland£155,750
30Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£155,750
31Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£155,500
32Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£150,750
33Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£142,750
34Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£142,000
35Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£140,750
38Ricky EvansEngland£128,000
39Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£126,750
40Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£121,750
41Cristo ReyesSpain£112,000
42Willie O ConnorIreland£108,500
44Benito van de PasNetherlands£105,250
47Alan NorrisEngland£100,500
48Jan DekkerNetherlands£100,000
49Justin PipeEngland£99,000
50Josh PayneEngland£98,000
51Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£96,500
52Martin SchindlerGermany£93,750
53Robert ThorntonScotland£93,750
54Antonio AlcinasSpain£91,750
58Ross SmithEngland£71,750
59James RichardsonEngland£69,250
60Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£65,750
61Devon PetersenSouth Africa£64,750
64Mark WebsterWales£60,000
66Alan TabernEngland£49,000
67Christian KistNetherlands£48,250
68Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£48,250
69Zoran LerchbacherAustria£46,000
70Matt EdgarEngland£46,000
71Robert OwenWales£36,750
72Luke WoodhouseEngland£33,000
73Wayne JonesEngland£32,750
74Adam HuntEngland£32,500
75Robert MarijanovicCroatia£29,750
77Arron MonkEngland£27,750
81Tytus KanikPoland£22,500
83Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£21,250
86Andy BoultonEngland£19,000
92Ryan HarringtonEngland£14,750
96Rowby John RodriguezAustria£12,500
98Mark DudbridgeEngland£12,250
100Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£11,000
102Conan WhiteheadEngland£10,000
104Adrian GrayEngland£10,000
106Kirk ShepherdEngland£9,500
107Andrew GildingEngland£8,500
108Joe MurnanEngland£8,500
116Nathan DerryEngland£7,000
118Matt ClarkEngland£7,000
119Dave PallettEngland£7,000
126John MichaelGreece£6,000
129Tony NewellEngland£5,250
130Mike de DeckerBelgium£5,000
132Barrie BatesWales£5,000
133Jonathan WorsleyWales£5,000
134Michael RasztovitsAustria£5,000
136Terry TempleEngland£4,500
137Jamie BainScotland£4,500
138Eddie DootsonEngland£4,250
142Mick ToddEngland£3,000
143Pavel JirkalCzech Rep£3,000
144Jyhan ArtutGermany£3,000
149Michael RosenauerGermany£2,000
158Mark BarilliScotland£2,000
159Matthew DennantEngland£2,000
160Jerry HendriksNetherlands£2,000
165Magnus CarisSweden£1,000
167Jason WilsonEngland£1,000
169Maik LangendorfAustria£1,000
174Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,000
 
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