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(29)
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...
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
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...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
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”...
Daryl Gurney; SuperChin   Northern Ireland(32)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .938,950
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
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...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(33)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
Wales
Career earnings: .753,053
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(46)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,114,867
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(49)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 11
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...
James Wade; The Machine   England(35)
PDC Ranking: 9; 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.
Ian White; Diamond   England(48)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 9
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(38)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 24
“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.
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(50)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 28
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .509,526
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(33)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 16
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(29)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 26
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .499,344
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(44)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 20
Wales
Career earnings: .314,050
Stephen Bunting; The Bullet   England(33)
PDC Ranking: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 34
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

18Mervyn KingEngland£200,250
19John HendersonScotland£189,750
20Steve WestEngland£189,750
21Steve BeatonEngland£188,250
22Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£184,000
23Kyle AndersonAustralia£181,250
24Alan NorrisEngland£170,250
25James WilsonEngland£165,500
26Jamie LewisWales£163,750
27Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£163,250
28Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£160,750
29Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£156,000
30Benito van de PasNetherlands£150,750
31Cristo ReyesSpain£147,500
32Max HoppGermany£144,750
33Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£133,250
34Chris DobeyEngland£133,000
35Nathan AspinallEngland£133,000
36Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£129,000
37Keegan BrownEngland£128,250
40Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£118,750
41Robert ThorntonScotland£117,500
42Justin PipeEngland£109,000
43Jan DekkerNetherlands£104,750
44Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£102,000
45Willie O ConnorIreland£99,500
47Martin SchindlerGermany£93,000
48Antonio AlcinasSpain£90,000
49Ricky EvansEngland£89,250
52Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£82,500
53Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£78,000
54Josh PayneEngland£77,750
55James RichardsonEngland£74,250
56Mark WebsterWales£72,250
58Christian KistNetherlands£71,000
59Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£63,750
60Devon PetersenSouth Africa£63,000
61Zoran LerchbacherAustria£61,000
63Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£55,500
65Alan TabernEngland£36,500
66Ross SmithEngland£36,250
68Matt EdgarEngland£31,750
69Robert OwenWales£30,750
70Wayne JonesEngland£26,250
71Robert MarijanovicCroatia£25,250
72Adam HuntEngland£23,000
74Luke WoodhouseEngland£14,250
76Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£12,250
77Tytus KanikPoland£10,000
80Arron MonkEngland£8,500
85Ryan HarringtonEngland£6,750
86Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£6,500
89Tony NewellEngland£4,750
92Mark DudbridgeEngland£3,250
93Terry TempleEngland£3,000
94Eddie DootsonEngland£1,250
 
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