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: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .1,092,450
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 317
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: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 11
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...
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 10
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(34)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
Career earnings: .911,553
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: 21
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,227,367
Ian White; Diamond   England(48)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
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: 31
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: 8
“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(27)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
Career earnings: .329,425
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(51)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 52
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .543,526
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(44)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 15
Career earnings: .372,300
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(34)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
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: 17; Red Dragon Ranking: 37
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .543,594

Outside Top 16

18Stephen BuntingEngland£209,750
19Steve BeatonEngland££200,750
20John HendersonScotland£194,250
21Steve WestEngland££189,750
22Mervyn KingEngland££188,500
23Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£179,000
24Kyle AndersonAustralia££173,250
25Max HoppGermany£167,250
26Jamie LewisWales£164,250
27James WilsonEngland£160,250
28Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£154,500
29Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£150,250
30Keegan BrownEngland£147,750
31Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£144,250
32Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£141,750
33Chris DobeyEngland££141,000
35Vincent van der VoortNetherlands££133,000
36Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£129,250
37Cristo ReyesSpain£127,000
38Alan NorrisEngland£124,500
39Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£119,250
41Ricky EvansEngland£115,000
42Benito van de PasNetherlands£114,750
43Krzysztof RatajskiPoland££111,750
45Justin PipeEngland£107,250
46Robert ThorntonScotland£102,250
47Willie O ConnorIreland££102,000
48Jan DekkerNetherlands£98,750
50Josh PayneEngland£96,000
51Martin SchindlerGermany££94,250
53Antonio AlcinasSpain£90,750
54Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£85,250
57James RichardsonEngland£70,000
58Ross SmithEngland£69,250
59Devon PetersenSouth Africa£65,500
60Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£63,500
61Mark WebsterWales£61,500
62Christian KistNetherlands£58,750
64Zoran LerchbacherAustria£56,500
65Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£51,250
68Alan TabernEngland£47,500
69Matt EdgarEngland£42,000
70Robert OwenWales£36,750
71Wayne JonesEngland£31,750
72Adam HuntEngland£31,000
73Robert MarijanovicCroatia£29,750
74Luke WoodhouseEngland££29,250
75Arron MonkEngland£26,250
79Tytus KanikPoland£21,500
81Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£19,250
87Andy BoultonEngland£14,500
93Ryan HarringtonEngland££11,750
96Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£11,000
98Mark DudbridgeEngland£10,750
102Rowby John RodriguezAustria£8,500
108Joe MurnanEngland£7,000
109Kirk ShepherdEngland££6,500
110Nathan DerryEngland£6,500
112Dave PallettEngland£6,500
113John MichaelGreece£6,000
115Conan WhiteheadEngland£5,500
117Michael RasztovitsAustria£5,000
121Tony NewellEngland£4,750
123Terry TempleEngland£4,500
126Andrew GildingEngland£4,500
130Adrian GrayEngland£4,500
132Jonathan WorsleyWales£4,000
133Eddie DootsonEngland£3,750
134Jamie BainScotland£3,500
135Matt ClarkEngland£3,000
136Mike de DeckerBelgium£3,000
138Pavel JirkalCzech Rep£3,000
139Jyhan ArtutGermany£3,000
140Mick ToddEngland££3,000
142Barrie BatesWales£2,500
149Michael RosenauerGermany£2,000
151Jerry HendriksNetherlands£2,000
152Mark BarilliScotland£2,000
153Matthew DennantEngland£2,000
167Magnus CarisSweden£1,000
169Jason WilsonEngland£1,000
171Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,000
175Maik LangendorfAustria£1,000
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