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...
Gary Anderson; The Flying Scotsman   Scotland(48)
PDC Ranking: 3; Red Dragon Ranking: 470
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: 5; Red Dragon Ranking: 13
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Career earnings: .989,950
Peter Wright; Snake Bite   Scotland(49)
PDC Ranking: 4; Red Dragon Ranking: 33
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: 21
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: 3
Wales
Career earnings: .818,053
Mensur Suljovic; The Gentle   Austria(47)
PDC Ranking: 8; Red Dragon Ranking: 51
Vienna, Austria
Career earnings: .1,141,367
James Wade; The Machine   England(36)
PDC Ranking: 9; Red Dragon Ranking: 9
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.
Simon Whitlock; The Wizard   Australia(50)
PDC Ranking: 10; Red Dragon Ranking: 115
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: 11; Red Dragon Ranking: 5
“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.
Ian White; Diamond   England(48)
PDC Ranking: 12; Red Dragon Ranking: 28
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,...
Johnny Clayton; The Ferret   Wales(44)
PDC Ranking: 13; Red Dragon Ranking: 16
Wales
Career earnings: .357,300
Darren Webster; Demolition Man   England(50)
PDC Ranking: 14; Red Dragon Ranking: 104
Norwich, England
Career earnings: .527,526
Nathan Aspinall   England(27)
PDC Ranking: 16; Red Dragon Ranking: 2
England
Career earnings: .307,675
Adrian Lewis; Jackpot   England(34)
PDC Ranking: 15; Red Dragon Ranking: 18
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: 49
Bradford, England
Career earnings: .527,344

Outside Top 16

18Stephen BuntingEngland£204,250
19John HendersonScotland£195,750
20Steve WestEngland£193,750
21Steve BeatonEngland£193,250
22Mervyn KingEngland£187,500
23Jermaine WattimenaNetherlands£177,500
24Kyle AndersonAustralia£174,250
25James WilsonEngland£168,750
26Jamie LewisWales£165,250
27Kim HuybrechtsBelgium£159,750
28Max HoppGermany£151,750
29Dimitri van den BerghBelgium£146,750
30Keegan BrownEngland£142,750
31Raymond van BarneveldNetherlands£139,750
33Cristo ReyesSpain£134,000
34Jelle KlaasenNetherlands£133,750
35Alan NorrisEngland£132,250
36Chris DobeyEngland£132,000
37Vincent van der VoortNetherlands£129,250
38Benito van de PasNetherlands£124,250
40Jeffrey de ZwaanNetherlands£118,500
41Brendan DolanNorthern Ireland£113,250
42Robert ThorntonScotland£111,500
43Justin PipeEngland£111,000
45Ricky EvansEngland£106,500
46Jan DekkerNetherlands£104,250
47Krzysztof RatajskiPoland£99,000
48Martin SchindlerGermany£95,250
49Josh PayneEngland£94,000
51Antonio AlcinasSpain£91,750
53Willie O ConnorIreland£90,500
54Ron MeulenkampNetherlands£85,250
57James RichardsonEngland£69,000
58Mark WebsterWales£64,000
59Devon PetersenSouth Africa£64,000
60Michael MansellNorthern Ireland£63,000
61Christian KistNetherlands£62,500
62Ross SmithEngland£59,750
63Zoran LerchbacherAustria£58,500
65Ronny HuybrechtsBelgium£54,750
67Alan TabernEngland£44,000
68Matt EdgarEngland£40,500
69Robert OwenWales£33,750
70Wayne JonesEngland£30,250
71Adam HuntEngland£29,500
73Robert MarijanovicCroatia£29,250
74Luke WoodhouseEngland£25,250
75Arron MonkEngland£19,750
78Tytus KanikPoland£17,000
79Dirk van DuijvenbodeNetherlands£16,750
83Andy BoultonEngland£12,500
85Mark DudbridgeEngland£10,750
89Vincent KamphuisNetherlands£10,000
93Ryan HarringtonEngland£8,750
100Joe MurnanEngland£7,000
102John MichaelGreece£5,500
109Tony NewellEngland£4,750
111Rowby John RodriguezAustria£4,500
112Conan WhiteheadEngland£4,000
115Kirk ShepherdEngland£4,000
118Nathan DerryEngland£4,000
119Terry TempleEngland£4,000
120Eddie DootsonEngland£3,750
121Andrew GildingEngland£3,500
123Jonathan WorsleyWales£3,500
125Dave PallettEngland£3,000
129Adrian GrayEngland£2,500
130Matt ClarkEngland£2,500
131Mick ToddEngland£2,000
133Barrie BatesWales£2,000
136Matthew DennantEngland£2,000
138Pavel JirkalCzech Rep£2,000
139Jyhan ArtutGermany£2,000
142Jamie BainScotland£2,000
144Michael RasztovitsAustria£1,000
148Ricky WilliamsEngland£1,000
150Jason WilsonEngland£1,000
152Michael RosenauerGermany£1,000
153Maik LangendorfAustria£1,000
154Mike de DeckerBelgium£1,000
 
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