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Wade completes UK Open hat-trick to reach televised title milestone

PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 UK Open: Wade reclaims top four spot

Jamie Shaw in UK Open 09 Mar 2021
James Wade celebrates victory in the final (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

James Wade has climbed to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit after picking up his third UK Open title on Sunday.

Having initially won the UK Open in 2008 and 2011, Wade ended a ten-year wait for his hat-trick by denying Luke Humphries his first major title with a dominant display in the final.

Wade’s success sees him join Phil Taylor in winning televised PDC titles across three decades and means he becomes only the third player in PDC history to enter double figures of televised trophies.

He also regains a spot in the world’s top four as a result, leapfrogging former World Champion Rob Cross in the Order of Merit.

Prize money from the 2019 UK Open was deducted following last week’s PDC Super Series, though there have been a number of significant movers following the season’s first ranked major.

Former World Youth Champion Humphries enjoyed a magnificent run to his first senior televised final and has subsequently climbed eight places to 33rd in the PDC Order of Merit.

Devon Petersen, who reached the Quarter-Finals of the UK Open for the first time since 2015, moves up two places to 30th as he continues his impressive progress.

Chris Dobey is up two places to 22nd after a resurgent run to the Last 16 – where he was eventually beaten by world number one Gerwyn Price.

Steve Beaton and William O’Connor have dropped two places to 35th and 37th respectively, while Daryl Gurney leapfrogs 2019 UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall into tenth position.

Peter Jacques, who regained his Tour Card at Qualifying School in January, embarked on a terrific run to the Last 16 and has climbed nine places to 80th.

Martijn Kleermaker is up five places to 64th after also reaching the Last 16 in Milton Keynes, having missed the recent World Championship due to a positive Covid test.

Alan Soutar’s storming start to life as a Tour Card holder continued with a run to the Last 16 on his UK Open debut, and the Scot is up a further eight places to 85th in the rankings.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2021 UK Open

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,293,500
2 Michael van Gerwen £1,044,500
3 Peter Wright £1,018,250
4 James Wade £524,250
5 Rob Cross £474,750
6 Dave Chisnall £433,250
7 Gary Anderson £424,750
8 Michael Smith £401,000
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £375,250
10 Daryl Gurney £359,750
11 Nathan Aspinall £358,500
12 Ian White £353,000
13 Glen Durrant £344,500
14 Krzysztof Ratajski £329,250
15 Jose de Sousa £322,750
16 Joe Cullen £302,500
17 Jonny Clayton £281,000
18 Stephen Bunting £278,000
19 Simon Whitlock £267,000
20 Mensur Suljovic £257,000
21 Mervyn King £253,250
22 Chris Dobey £210,500
23 Danny Noppert £209,250
24 Jeffrey de Zwaan £207,000
25 Adrian Lewis £205,000
26 Vincent van der Voort £190,500
27 Jermaine Wattimena £189,750
28 Gabriel Clemens £187,750
29 Jamie Hughes £184,250
30 Devon Petersen £183,750
31 Dirk van Duijvenbode £177,750
32 Ricky Evans £176,500
33 Luke Humphries £155,500
34 Brendan Dolan £147,750
35 Steve Beaton £143,000
36 Keegan Brown £138,750
37 William O’Connor £138,000
38 Ryan Searle £133,500
39 Kim Huybrechts £130,250
40 Max Hopp £122,750
41 Darius Labanauskas £121,250
42 John Henderson £114,500
43 Ross Smith £107,500
44 Ryan Joyce £100,750
45 Darren Webster £94,500
46 Steve West £92,000
47 Luke Woodhouse £82,500
48 Damon Heta £81,750
49 Justin Pipe £81,250
50 Ron Meulenkamp £80,500
51 Steve Lennon £77,000
52 Andy Boulton £71,250
53 Madars Razma £70,250
54 Mickey Mansell £60,500
55 Jelle Klaasen £60,500
56 Callan Rydz £54,500
57 Adam Hunt £54,500
58 Matthew Edgar £51,000
59 Jason Lowe £50,000
60 Josh Payne £49,000
61 Ted Evetts £49,000
62 James Wilson £44,250
63 Mark McGeeney £44,000
64 Martijn Kleermaker £40,750
65 Maik Kuivenhoven £40,500
66 Cristo Reyes £40,000
67 Scott Waites £38,500
68 Jeff Smith £36,000
69 Ryan Murray £33,250
70 Karel Sedlacek £30,500
71 Wayne Jones £30,500
72 Derk Telnekes £27,000
73 Andy Hamilton £26,500
74 Nick Kenny £25,500
75 Mike De Decker £23,500
76 Ryan Meikle £20,500
77 Boris Krcmar £20,500
78 Lisa Ashton £19,500
79 Bradley Brooks £16,000
80 Peter Jacques £15,000
81 Ciaran Teehan £15,000
82 William Borland £14,500
83 Kai Fan Leung £14,000
84 Alan Tabern £12,500
85 Alan Soutar £12,250
86 Daniel Larsson £12,000
87 Jesus Noguera £11,750
88 Raymond van Barneveld £11,000
89 Krzysztof Kciuk £9,750
90 Martin Atkins £8,500
91 Steve Brown £8,000
92 John Brown £6,500
93 Gary Blades £6,000
94 Steffen Siepmann £5,500
95 Rowby-John Rodriguez £4,000
96 Eddie Lovely £4,000
97 Keane Barry £4,000
98 Harald Leitinger £4,000
99 Darren Penhall £4,000
100 Wesley Harms £4,000
101 Chas Barstow £3,500
102 Martin Schindler £3,000
103 Scott Mitchell £3,000
104 Aaron Beeney £3,000
105 Jon Worsley £3,000
106 Peter Hudson £2,500
107 Gordon Mathers £2,500
108 John Michael £2,250
109 David Evans £2,000
110 Sebastian Bialecki £2,000
111 Jack Main £2,000
112 Jake Jones £2,000
113 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £2,000
114 Martin Thomas £2,000
115 Kirk Shepherd £2,000
116 Luc Peters £1,500
117 Lewis Williams £1,500
118 Andrew Gilding £1,000
119 Gino Vos £1,000
120 Jim Williams £1,000
121 Kevin Doets £1,000
122 Rhys Griffin £1,000
123 Scott Taylor £1,000
124 Michael Rasztovits £1,000
125 Berry van Peer £1,000
126 Ritchie Edhouse £1,000
127 Geert Nentjes £1,000
128 Michael Unterbuchner £1,000
129 Geert De Vos £500
130 Martin Lukeman £500
131 Danny Baggish £500
132 Joe Murnan £500
133 Lorenzo Pronk £500
134 Zoran Lerchbacher £500
135 Adam Gawlas £500
136 Boris Koltsov £500
137 Brett Claydon £500