By Alex Moss
3 APRIL 2017 • 7:30PM
Adrian Lewis ended his 14-month PDC ranking title drought this past weekend with victory in Players Championship 5 in Milton Keynes on Saturday.
It was the world number four’s first ranking title win since February 5, 2016, but on the current PDC Order of Merit there are five players in the top 16 who have gone longer without winning a ranking event.
Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld’s last ranking tournament success came a surprising four-and-a-half years ago in October of 2013, but the Dutchman has tasted victory in the Premier League and World Cup of Darts, two televised non-ranking events, since then.
Jelle Klaasen, Michael Smith, Kim Huybrechts and Robert Thornton are the other four players on the list, with their latest ranking title wins all coming back in 2015.
Below is the current top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit and the date of their last ranking tournament win.
PDC Order of Merit (as of April 2, 2017)
|Pos||Player||Date of last ranking title win|
|1||Michael van Gerwen||02/04/2017|
|=||Raymond van Barneveld||06/10/2013|
|15||Benito van de Pas||22/10/2016|