PDC Order of Merit update: The latest world rankings following the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts

Price lifts the Eric Bristow Trophy (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Gerwyn Price has climbed to a career-high sixth on the PDC Order of Merit after claiming his first major title at the 2018 Grand Slam in Wolverhampton.

Price defeated Gary Anderson 16-13 in one of the most controversial finals in PDC history, landing the £110,000 winner's cheque to climb five places in the main Order of Merit.

Price becomes the highest ranked Welsh player in the PDC since Mark Webster in 2011, leapfrogging Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith, James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Mensur Suljovic.

Anderson remains in fourth spot and has locked in that position going into the World Championship, paving the way for a potential Semi-Final show-down with Michael van Gerwen.

Van Gerwen, who was beaten by Anderson in the Semi-Finals at the Aldersley Leisure Village, failed to defend his title winning prize money from 2016, meaning he loses £71,500 from his ranking but remains more than £700,000 clear of Peter Wright in second.

World Champion Rob Cross could leapfrog Wright into the world number two spot for the first time should he go deep at the upcoming Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals and Wright fail to at least defend his Semi-Final earnings from 2016.

Raymond van Barneveld, who announced he is to retire at the end of next season, dropped one place to 15th after a group stage exit in Wolverhampton and could find himself out of the top 16 following the Players Championship Finals.

A strong run for in-form Jonny Clayton in Minehead could see him enter the elite top 16 bracket for the first time, while 16th placed Adrian Lewis also has the ability to move above Barney given the Dutchman's absence this week.

Elsewhere, Stephen Bunting climbed two places to 19th after reaching the Last 16 of the Grand Slam, with Max Hopp moving above Robert Thornton and into the top 32.

Nine-dart hero Dimitri van den Bergh is up two places to 35th after reaching the Quarter-Finals in Wolverhampton, while Polish ace Krzysztof Ratajski jumps six places to 54th after reaching the Last 16 on debut.

PDC Order of Merit (Top 100 Only)

PlayerPositionPrize Money
1Michael van Gerwen£1,488,500
2Peter Wright£754,500
3Rob Cross£748,250
4Gary Anderson£622,000
5Daryl Gurney£457,250
6Gerwyn Price£399,250
7Mensur Suljovic£393,750
8Simon Whitlock£352,750
9James Wade£341,000
10Michael Smith£327,500
11Dave Chisnall£297,750
12Ian White£291,750
13Darren Webster£279,750
14Joe Cullen£243,500
15Raymond van Barneveld£237,250
16Adrian Lewis£232,750
17Jonny Clayton£224,250
18Kim Huybrechts£193,000
19Stephen Bunting£191,750
20Mervyn King£191,250
21Steve Beaton£187,250
22Jelle Klaasen£178,250
23Steve West£176,250
24John Henderson£174,250
25Alan Norris£169,750
26James Wilson£157,500
27Kyle Anderson£153,750
28Jamie Lewis£148,250
29Jermaine Wattimena£143,500
30Benito van de Pas£140,250
31Cristo Reyes£136,500
32Max Hopp£131,750
33Robert Thornton£126,500
34Justin Pipe£126,500
35Dimitri van den Bergh£120,750
36Vincent van der Voort£116,500
37Richard North£106,000
38Chris Dobey£104,500
39Steve Lennon£100,500
40Keegan Brown£100,250
41Mark Webster£96,750
42Christian Kist£92,500
43Jan Dekker£92,250
44Ricky Evans£85,750
45Brendan Dolan£85,250
46Martin Schindler£83,000
47Ron Meulenkamp£82,500
48Jeffrey de Zwaan£82,000
49Josh Payne£77,750
50Ronny Huybrechts£75,750
51William O'Connor£74,500
52James Richardson£74,250
53Kevin Painter£65,750
54Krzysztof Ratajski£62,500
55Toni Alcinas£62,500
56Zoran Lerchbacher£61,000
57Danny Noppert£59,000
58Robbie Green£54,750
59Andrew Gilding£54,500
60Jeffrey de Graaf£54,500
61Corey Cadby£54,500
62Peter Jacques£52,250
63Ryan Searle£47,000
64Paul Nicholson£45,750
65Mickey Mansell£45,500
66Terry Jenkins£44,250
67Rowby-John Rodriguez£43,000
68Jamie Caven£42,500
69Devon Petersen£40,000
70Darren Johnson£39,750
71Joe Murnan£37,250
72Gabriel Clemens£32,750
73Kirk Shepherd£31,500
74Robert Owen£30,750
75Chris Quantock£30,750
76Ryan Joyce£30,250
77Mick McGowan£29,750
78Jimmy Hendriks£28,500
79Nathan Aspinall£28,000
80Madars Razma£25,250
81Ritchie Edhouse£25,000
82David Pallett£24,250
83Steve Hine£23,750
84Jamie Bain£23,750
85Michael Barnard£23,750
86Scott Taylor£23,500
87Simon Stevenson£22,250
88Luke Humphries£21,750
89Matthew Edgar£21,750
90Alan Tabern£19,000
91Ross Smith£18,750
92Wayne Jones£18,750
93Richie Burnett£18,500
94Stephen Burton£18,250
95Robert Marijanovic£17,750
96Paul Rowley£17,750
97John Part£16,000
98Cameron Menzies£14,500
99Luke Woodhouse£14,250
100Ryan Meikle£14,000




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PDC Order of Merit update: The latest world rankings following the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts

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