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...
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”...
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(29)
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...
Daryl Gurney; SuperChin   Northern Ireland(33)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 9
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .1,213,950
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(34)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
Wales
Career earnings: .1,005,803
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...
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: .1,323,367
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,...
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(39)
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: .414,675
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(45)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
Wales
Career earnings: .419,800
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...
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...
Joe Cullen; Rockstar   England(30)
PDC Ranking: 18; Red Dragon Ranking: 30
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .616,844
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

18Darren WebsterEngland£227,750
19Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£220,750
20Mervyn KingEngland£205,500
21Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£203,250
22Steve BeatonEngland£197,750
23Max HoppGermany£188,500
24Chris DobeyEngland£187,000
25Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£177,250
26Keegan BrownEngland£177,250
27Steve WestEngland£174,250
28John HendersonScotland£173,750
29Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£162,750
32Jamie LewisWales£156,250
33James WilsonEngland£149,500
34Kyle AndersonAustralia£147,250
35Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£145,750
36Ricky EvansEngland£144,000
37Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£137,250
39Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£129,750
40Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£126,750
41Cristo ReyesSpain£112,000
42Willie O ConnorIreland£111,500
43Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£109,250
45Justin PipeEngland£99,500
46Josh PayneEngland£99,000
49Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£94,750
50Jan DekkerNetherlands£93,500
52Martin SchindlerGermany£90,500
53Alan NorrisEngland£90,000
54Antonio AlcinasSpain£88,500
56Benito van de PasNetherlands£84,750
57Ross SmithEngland£79,000
58Robert ThorntonScotland£78,250
60James RichardsonEngland£70,750
61Devon PetersenSouth Africa£66,250
62Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£65,750
64Mark WebsterWales£56,000
67Matt EdgarEngland£50,000
68Alan TabernEngland£49,500
69Zoran LerchbacherAustria£43,000
70Robert OwenWales£41,000
71Luke WoodhouseEngland£37,500
72Christian KistNetherlands£37,250
73Wayne JonesEngland£36,750
74Adam HuntEngland£36,000
75Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£35,250
78Arron MonkEngland£30,250
79Robert MarijanovicCroatia£29,750
80Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£25,750
82Andy BoultonEngland£24,750
83Tytus KanikPoland£24,000
92Rowby John RodriguezAustria£18,500
97Ryan HarringtonEngland£15,750
98Joe MurnanEngland£15,000
101Mark DudbridgeEngland£13,250
102Conan WhiteheadEngland£13,000
103Kirk ShepherdEngland£13,000
105Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£11,500
110Adrian GrayEngland£10,000
112Matt ClarkEngland£10,000
114Dave PallettEngland£9,500
115Andrew GildingEngland£9,500
116Mike de DeckerBelgium£9,000
120Tony NewellEngland£8,250
127John MichaelGreece£7,000
128Michael RosenauerGermany£7,000
129Nathan DerryEngland£7,000
134Jonathan WorsleyWales£6,000
135Barrie BatesWales£5,500