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(28)
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(47)
PDC Ranking: 2; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
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(46)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
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(31)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 3
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .585,200
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(45)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .793,367
Phil Taylor; The Power   England(57)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
Phil Taylor, nicknamed “The Power” is one of the founders of the PDC. In this corporation he has won more than 82 major tournaments of which 16 are World Championships. He has won more than twice as many tournaments as the number two on this...
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(32)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 11
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...
Dave Chisnall; Chizzy   England(37)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 14
“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.
Raymond van Barneveld; Barney   Netherlands(50)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 24
After winning four World Championships in the BDO, Raymond van Barneveld switched to the PDC. Immediately he won the 2007 PDC championship by beating Phil Taylor in the finals. Still this match (7-6 in sets) is one of the most memorable matches...
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(48)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
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(34)
PDC Ranking: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 22
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.
Jelle Klaasen; The Cobra   Netherlands(33)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 25
Jelle Klaasen shocked the darts world in 2006 when he beat Raymond van Barneveld in the BDO World Championship final. Only one year later, after a dissapointing season, Klaasen switched to the PDC. Klaasen was formerly called “The Youn Matador”,...
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(27)
PDC Ranking: 13; 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...
Benito van de Pas; Big Ben   Netherlands(24)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 31
Career earnings: .463,096
Alan Norris; Chuck   England(45)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
Career earnings: .472,562
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(32)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 16
Career earnings: .420,303

Outside Top 16

17Ian WhiteEngland££255,750
18Kim HuybrechtsBelgium££246,750
20Joe CullenEngland££229,250
21Stephen BuntingEngland£207,500
22Mervyn KingEngland££195,500
23Darren WebsterEngland££195,000
24Steve BeatonEngland££195,000
25Kyle AndersonAustralia££190,000
26Cristo ReyesSpain££157,750
27Justin PipeEngland££154,500
28Robert ThorntonScotland££154,250
29John HendersonScotland££144,750
30Mark WebsterWales££144,500
31James WilsonEngland££143,250
32Johnny ClaytonWales££143,000
33Vincent van der VoortNetherlands££133,500
34Christian KistNetherlands£122,500
35Steve WestEngland££120,750
36Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland££115,000
37Chris DobeyEngland£114,750
38Terry JenkinsEngland£113,500
39Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands££106,750
40Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium££106,250
41Jamie CavenEngland£100,750
42Dimitri van den BerghBelgium££99,000
43Robbie GreenEngland£92,250
44Kevin PainterEngland££89,000
45Jan DekkerNetherlands££81,750
46Jamie LewisWales££76,500
47Max HoppGermany£73,500
48Joe MurnanEngland£71,000
49James RichardsonEngland££69,750
50Andrew GildingEngland£68,500
51Josh PayneEngland£63,750
52Ricky EvansEngland£63,750
53Devon PetersenSouth Africa££63,000
55Keegan BrownEngland££60,000
56Rowby John RodriguezAustria£59,000
57Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£58,500
59Willie O ConnorIreland£50,750
62Dave PallettEngland£44,750
64Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£43,000
65Andy BoultonEngland£41,750
66Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£39,750
67Zoran LerchbacherAustria££39,500
68Andy HamiltonEngland£39,250
69Martin SchindlerGermany££38,750
71Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£37,000
72John MichaelGreece£37,000
73Andy JenkinsEngland£33,750
75Mike de DeckerBelgium£31,250
76Wes NewtonEngland£31,000
78Antonio AlcinasSpain££25,500
79Mark WalshEngland£25,500
81Robert OwenWales£24,000
82Matt ClarkEngland£23,750
83Darren JohnsonEngland£23,500
85Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£23,000
87Nathan AspinallEngland£22,250
90John BowlesEngland£20,750
94Paul NicholsonAustralia£18,000
95Jamie BainScotland£17,750
96Kirk ShepherdEngland£17,750
97Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£17,000
99Jonathan WorsleyWales£16,250
100Tony NewellEngland£16,250
102Steve HineEngland£15,250
103Mark BarilliScotland£14,250
105Mick ToddEngland£13,500
106Wayne JonesEngland£12,500
107Matthew DennantEngland£11,750
109Alan TabernEngland£10,000
111Brian WoodsEngland£9,250
112Aden KirkEngland£9,250
113Dennis SmithEngland£9,000
115Adam HuntEngland£9,000
116Stuart KellettEngland£9,000
118Shaun GriffithsEngland£8,000
119Paul RowleyEngland£8,000
121Ronnie BaxterEngland£7,750
123Terry TempleEngland£7,500
125Darron BrownEngland£7,250
131Ricky WilliamsEngland£6,250
133Maik LangendorfAustria£5,750
135Ross SmithEngland£5,500
148Ross TwellEngland£4,500
154Barrie BatesWales£4,500
162Magnus CarisSweden£4,000
165Luke WoodhouseEngland£3,250
172Jerry HendriksNetherlands£3,000
179Matt EdgarEngland£2,750
180Dick van DijkNetherlands£2,750
183John PartCanada£2,250
184Andy ParsonsEngland£2,000
185Jim WalkerScotland£2,000
187Michael RasztovitsAustria£2,000
191Ryan HarringtonEngland£1,750
192Michael BarnardEngland£1,750
193Alex RoyEngland£1,750
194Johnny HainesEngland£1,750
195Ryan de VreedeNetherlands£1,750
197Kevin McDineEngland£1,500
200Haruki MuramatsuJapan£1,500
201Adrian GrayEngland£1,250
203Dyson ParodyGibraltar£1,250
207Prakash JiwaIndia£1,000
208Robert MarijanovicCroatia£1,000
210Dylan DuoGibraltar£1,000
211Stefan StoykeGermany£1,000
213Nandor BezzegHungary£1,000
219Roxy James RodriguezAustria£1,000
222Matt PadgettEngland£1,000
224Manuel VilerioGibraltar£1,000
225Antony LopezGibraltar£1,000
226Colin RoelofsNetherlands£750
227Paul MilfordEngland£750
229Mark FrostEngland£750
231Kurt ParryWales£500
232Mareno MichelsNetherlands£500
239Jay ForemanEngland£250
240John JukesEngland£250
242James HubbardEngland£250
245Steve BrownEngland£250
247Curtis HammondEngland£250
248Martin ThomasWales£250
249Dean StewartEngland£250
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