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...
Gerwyn Price; The Iceman   Wales(34)
PDC Ranking: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 3
Career earnings: .1,294,803
Michael Smith; Bully Boy   England(29)
PDC Ranking: 3; 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...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 38
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(33)
PDC Ranking: 6; Red Dragon Ranking: 7
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .1,295,950
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(49)
PDC Ranking: 7; Red Dragon Ranking: 8
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: 5
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(49)
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(39)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 4
“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.
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(47)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 13
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,374,367
Nathan Aspinall   England(28)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 6
Career earnings: .454,675
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(34)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 20
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...
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(50)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 32
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...
Joe Cullen; Rockstar   England(30)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 17
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .646,844
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(45)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 18
Career earnings: .464,550
Jermaine Wattimena   Netherlands(31)
PDC Ranking: 18; Red Dragon Ranking: 24
Career earnings: .374,427

Outside Top 16

18Stephen BuntingEngland£227,500
19Darren WebsterEngland£222,250
20Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£220,250
21Mervyn KingEngland£217,000
22Chris DobeyEngland£215,500
23Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£201,250
24Max HoppGermany£195,000
25Steve BeatonEngland£189,750
26Keegan BrownEngland£186,250
28Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£174,250
29John HendersonScotland£174,250
30Steve WestEngland£172,750
32Ricky EvansEngland£169,000
33Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£163,250
34Jamie LewisWales£157,250
35Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£147,250
36James WilsonEngland£147,000
37Willie O ConnorIreland£132,000
38Kyle AndersonAustralia£127,250
40Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£126,750
41Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£125,250
44Cristo ReyesSpain£108,000
45Josh PayneEngland£102,000
47Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£97,750
49Ross SmithEngland£95,500
50Martin SchindlerGermany£93,000
51Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£92,250
54Antonio AlcinasSpain£86,000
55Robert ThorntonScotland£83,250
56Justin PipeEngland£79,000
57Jan DekkerNetherlands£76,500
58Alan NorrisEngland£73,000
59Benito van de PasNetherlands£72,250
60Devon PetersenSouth Africa£69,250
61James RichardsonEngland£65,750
62Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£63,250
66Matt EdgarEngland£52,500
67Alan TabernEngland£49,500
68Mark WebsterWales£48,500
69Luke WoodhouseEngland£42,500
71Zoran LerchbacherAustria£41,500
72Robert OwenWales£41,000
73Wayne JonesEngland£37,250
74Adam HuntEngland£37,000
75Arron MonkEngland£35,000
78Robert MarijanovicCroatia£29,750
79Christian KistNetherlands£29,750
80Andy BoultonEngland£28,250
81Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£27,750
83Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£26,750
84Ryan HarringtonEngland£25,750
86Tytus KanikPoland£24,000
93Rowby John RodriguezAustria£18,500
99Joe MurnanEngland£15,000
101Mark DudbridgeEngland£13,750
102Conan WhiteheadEngland£13,000
103Kirk ShepherdEngland£13,000
105Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£11,500
111Adrian GrayEngland£10,000
112Matt ClarkEngland£10,000
114Andrew GildingEngland£10,000
115Dave PallettEngland£9,500
116Mike de DeckerBelgium£9,000
121Tony NewellEngland£8,250
128Nathan DerryEngland£7,000
129John MichaelGreece£7,000
131Michael RosenauerGermany£7,000
134Jonathan WorsleyWales£6,500
135Barrie BatesWales£6,500
137Terry TempleEngland£5,500
139Jamie BainScotland£5,000
143Michael RasztovitsAustria£5,000
146Andy JenkinsEngland£4,250
147Eddie DootsonEngland£4,250
158Pavel JirkalCzech Rep£3,000
159Jyhan ArtutGermany£3,000
164Mick ToddEngland£3,000
171Dyson ParodyGibraltar£2,000
172Matthew DennantEngland£2,000
176Jerry HendriksNetherlands£2,000
177Mark BarilliScotland£2,000
179Paul RowleyEngland£2,000
180Brett ClaydonEngland£2,000
198Antony LopezGibraltar£1,000
201Michael BarnardEngland£1,000
209Darren JohnsonEngland£1,000
221Magnus CarisSweden£1,000
222Maik LangendorfAustria£1,000
223Jason WilsonEngland£1,000
229Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,000
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