Rankings

PDC Order of Merit: 16th World Matchplay triumph propels Phil Taylor up to fourth in the world

Phil Taylor has moved back up to fourth on the PDC Order of Merit following his triumph in the World Matchplay last night.

The 16-time world champion captured his 16th World Matchplay title this past weekend after beating Peter Wright 18-8 in the final at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Taylor pocketed £115,000 for winning the tournament, with his latest earnings propelling him back up to fourth in the world.

World number three Wright would have climbed above Gary Anderson into second spot had he defeated Taylor in the final last night, but his £55,000 runners-up prize has closed the gap on his World Cup of Darts partner to less than £50,000.

Elsewhere, James Wade has dropped out of the world’s top eight for the first time in 10 years after his early exit in Blackpool.

The former World Matchplay champion was knocked out by Darren Webster in the first round and, with his runners-up earnings from two years ago at the Winter Gardens coming off, has dropped from sixth to 10th in the rankings.

Raymond van Barneveld’s run to the second round was enough to push him back into the top eight, while Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall have both dropped one place each to fifth and sixth respectively.

Daryl Gurney’s run to the semi-finals, his best ever performance at the World Matchplay, has seen him climb four places from 16th to 12th, while Alan Norris’ quarter-final appearance in Blackpool has moved him on the verge of breaking into the top 16 for the first time.

After climbing two places from 19th to 17th, Norris now trails Robert Thornton in 16th spot by just £4,500.

Lower down the rankings, Darren Webster (29th to 26th) and Steve West (39th to 35th) have also gone higher up following their efforts in Blackpool, while rising star Rob Cross has now cracked the top 40 in his first year on the professional circuit.

Andrew Gilding, Joe Murnan and Andy Hamilton suffered the biggest drops in the rankings, with Gilding slipping from 40th to 48th, Murnan falling to 49th from 44th, and former World Championship finalist Hamilton dropping from 55th to 61st.

Position Name Value
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,660,750
2 Gary Anderson £760,000
3 Peter Wright £715,250
4 Phil Taylor £409,250
5 Adrian Lewis £408,000
6 Dave Chisnall £356,500
7 Mensur Suljovic £346,000
8 Raymond van Barneveld £324,500
9 Michael Smith £312,750
10 James Wade £312,500
11 Jelle Klaasen £312,250
12 Daryl Gurney £279,500
13 Kim Huybrechts £279,250
14 Ian White £272,000
15 Benito van de Pas £265,750
16 Robert Thornton £255,750
17 Alan Norris £251,250
18 Simon Whitlock £250,000
19 Gerwyn Price £226,500
20 Mervyn King £189,000
21 Joe Cullen £187,750
22 Stephen Bunting £175,250
23 Mark Webster £164,000
24 Steve Beaton £157,250
25 Terry Jenkins £156,250
26 Darren Webster £150,000
27 Cristo Reyes £144,500
28 Vincent van der Voort £135,500
29 Justin Pipe £134,500
30 Kyle Anderson £130,250
31 Brendan Dolan £125,500
32 John Henderson £108,750
33 James Wilson £106,250
34 Jamie Caven £100,750
35 Steve West £99,750
36 Christian Kist £99,250
37 Jamie Lewis £93,000
38 Robbie Green £92,750
= Chris Dobey £92,750
40 Rob Cross £80,750
41 Max Hopp £79,250
42 Jermaine Wattimena £77,750
= Ronny Huybrechts £77,750
44 Rowby-John Rodriguez £75,000
45 Kevin Painter £74,250
46 Dimitri Van den Bergh £74,000
47 Jonny Clayton £72,000
48 Andrew Gilding £71,500
49 Joe Murnan £70,500
50 Ricky Evans £66,000
51 Josh Payne £63,500
52 David Pallett £52,500
53 Devon Petersen £52,250
54 Jeffrey de Graaf £49,750
55 Keegan Brown £49,500
56 Jan Dekker £48,750
57 Dirk van Duijvenbode £47,000
58 James Richardson £44,750
59 Ron Meulenkamp £43,250
60 Mick McGowan £42,000
61 Andy Hamilton £40,250
62 Andy Boulton £38,500
63 Andy Jenkins £33,500
64 Wes Newton £33,000
65 John Michael £32,500
66 Jeffrey de Zwaan £31,750
67 William O’Connor £31,000
68 Simon Stevenson £26,500
69 Ted Evetts £23,750
70 Mark Walsh £23,500
71 Mike De Decker £23,250
72 Matt Clark £22,250
= Berry van Peer £22,250
74 Richard North £21,750
75 Zoran Lerchbacher £21,000
76 Vincent Kamphuis £20,500
77 Darren Johnson £20,000
= Richie Corner £20,000
79 John Bowles £18,750
80 Peter Jacques £17,500
81 Ryan Meikle £17,250
= Yordi Meeuwisse £17,250
83 Kim Viljanen £17,000
84 Ryan Searle £16,250
85 Tony Newell £15,750
86 Steve Lennon £14,500
= Chris Quantock £14,500
= Peter Hudson £14,500
89 Robert Owen £14,000
90 Martin Schindler £13,750
= Mark Barilli £13,750
92 Jamie Bain £13,250
= Jonathan Worsley £13,250
94 Krzysztof Ratajski £13,000
= Paul Nicholson £13,000
96 Kirk Shepherd £12,750
97 Wayne Jones £11,500
= Jimmy Hendriks £11,500
99 Matthew Dennant £10,750
100 Mick Todd £10,500
101 Alan Tabern £10,000
102 Steve Hine £9,250
103 Mickey Mansell £9,000
104 Ryan Palmer £8,500
= Stuart Kellett £8,500
= Dennis Smith £8,500
107 Ritchie Edhouse £8,250
= Brian Woods £8,250
109 Adam Hunt £8,000
= Shaun Griffiths £8,000
111 Nathan Aspinall £7,750
= Aden Kirk £7,750
= Ronnie Baxter £7,750
= Darron Brown £7,750
= Martin Lukeman £7,750
116 Scott Taylor £7,250
117 Terry Temple £6,500
118 Ricky Williams £6,250
= Antonio Alcinas £6,250
120 Harry Robinson £6,000
= Paul Rowley £6,000
= Richie Burnett £6,000
123 Warrick Scheffer £5,500
= Ross Smith £5,500
125 Steffen Siepmann £5,000
= Simon Preston £5,000
127 Maik Langendorf £4,750
= Stephen Burton £4,750
= Paul Harvey £4,750
130 Ross Twell £4,500
131 Bernd Roith £4,250
132 Barrie Bates £4,000
= Magnus Caris £4,000
134 Lee Bryant £3,750
= Diogo Portela £3,750
136 Bryan de Hoog £3,250
= Rob Hewson £3,250
138 Robert Allenstein £3,000
= Dragutin Horvat £3,000
= Michael Plooy £3,000
= Vincent van der Meer £3,000
= Rene Eidams £3,000
= Marko Kantele £3,000
= Ulf Ceder £3,000
145 Ray Campbell £2,750
= Dick van Dijk £2,750
147 Terry Roach £2,500
= Sven Groen £2,500
149 Jerry Hendriks £2,000
= Christian Kallinger £2,000
= Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £2,000
= Michael Rasztovits £2,000
= Rene Berndt £2,000
= Nico Blum £2,000
= Daniel Larsson £2,000
= Andy Parsons £2,000
157 Michael Barnard £1,750
= Ryan De Vreede £1,750
159 Kevin McDine £1,500
= Callan Rydz £1,500
= Scott Darbyshire £1,500
162 Callum Loose £1,250
= Matthew Edgar £1,250
= Adrian Gray £1,250
= Dyson Parody £1,250
= Luke Woodhouse £1,250
= Kai Fan Leung £1,250
= Madars Razma £1,250
= Mario Robbe £1,250
170 Christian Bunse £1,000
= Roxy-James Rodriguez £1,000
= Justin Broton £1,000
= Dylan Duo £1,000
= Manuel Vilerio £1,000
= Matt Padgett £1,000
= Haruki Muramatsu £1,000
= Royden Lam £1,000
= Ryan Murray £1,000
= Prakash Jiwa £1,000
= Robert Marijanovic £1,000
= John Norman Jnr £1,000
= Antony Lopez £1,000
= Gabriel Clemens £1,000
= Stefan Stoyke £1,000
= Craig Gilchrist £1,000
= Veijo Viinikka £1,000
187 Ryan Harrington £750
= Mark Frost £750
= John Part £750
= Paul Milford £750
= Joe Davis £750
= Colin Roelofs £750
193 Mareno Michels £500
= Kurt Parry £500
= Ian Lever £500
= Jim Brown £500
197 Dawson Murschell £250
= Willy van de Wiel £250
= Steve Brown £250
= Nick Fullwell £250
= James Young £250
= Kevin Dowling £250
= Stuart Bousfield £250
= Adam Smith-Neale £250
= Dean Stewart £250
= Jon Jukes £250
= Jay Foreman £250
= Tim Hope £250
= Curtis Hammond £250
= Mark Forman £250
= Scott Rollings £250
= James Hubbard £250
= Kevin Thomas £250
= Eddie Dootson £250
= Scott Dale £250
= Nathan Derry £250
= Richard Baillie £250
= Nolan Arendse £250
= Nigel Daniels £250
= Allan Candlish £250
= Yuki Yamada £250
= Greg Ritchie £250
= Martin Thomas £250
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