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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 World Matchplay | Price regains world number one spot

Jamie Shaw in World Matchplay 27 Jul 2022
Gerwyn Price reacts (Photo by Taylor Lanning/PDC)

Gerwyn Price has returned to the top of the PDC Order of Merit following his run to the final of the 2022 World Matchplay.

Price had been ousted from the world number one spot by reigning World Champion Peter Wright in March, but has returned to the summit of the rankings just four months later.

The Welshman enjoyed a memorable run to the final at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last week – where he was narrowly denied glory by Michael van Gerwen.

Price, who landed his fourth televised nine-darter of the year en route to the final, picked up £100,000 in prize money to move above Wright – who saw his title defence ended at the Quarter-Final stage.

Price is now just over £56,000 clear of ‘Snakebite’ on the two-year money list but will crucially look to defend the £500,000 he picked up courtesy of his maiden World Championship triumph in January 2021.

Meanwhile, Van Gerwen regained the world number three spot after claiming his third World Matchplay title to follow on from last month’s Premier League crown.

The Dutch star ended a six-year wait for the Phil Taylor Trophy with a timely late surge in the final, scooping a record £200,000 in prize money.

Van Gerwen leapfrogs world finalist Michael Smith, while James Wade remains in fifth and Jose de Sousa climbs one place to sixth after reaching the Quarter-Finals.

World Grand Prix champion Jonny Clayton is also up one to seventh, above Gary Anderson – who drops two places to eighth following his First Round exit in Blackpool.

Despite a superb run to the Semi-Finals, Dimitri van den Bergh drops five places to 14th after failing to fully defend his title-winning tally from two years ago.

Dirk van Duijvenbode, who enjoyed a personal best run to the Quarter-Finals, climbs two places to 12th, while UK Open champion Danny Noppert moves into the world’s top ten for the first time in his career.

Nathan Aspinall, who was denied by MVG in a Quarter-Final thriller, regains a place in the elite top 16, with Krzysztof Ratajski falling two places to 18th.

World Cup winner Simon Whitlock drops two places to 27th after failing to qualify for this year’s Matchplay, while Chris Dobey moves up three places to 28th despite squandering a huge lead against Rob Cross in Round One.

Vincent van der Voort, who narrowly missed out on qualification, drops three places to 31st, with 2020 semi-finalist Glen Durrant tumbling nine places to 42nd after also failing to secure a return to the famous Winter Gardens stage.

Martin Schindler and Madars Razma both climb two places following their debut appearances in Blackpool, with Martin Lukeman and Andrew Gilding rising six places and each into the top 64.

Rowby-John Rodriguez, who defeated Clayton in Round One, also climbs six places to 67th just six months after regaining a Tour Card at Qualifying School.

Keegan Brown falls eight places to 69th, while former World Champion Steve Beaton is also under threat of losing his Tour Card at the end of the season after slipping four places to 60th.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 World Matchplay

Position Name Prize Money
1 Gerwyn Price £1,272,750
2 Peter Wright £1,216,500
3 Michael van Gerwen £830,000
4 Michael Smith £610,750
5 James Wade £569,500
6 Jose de Sousa £479,750
7 Jonny Clayton £450,500
8 Gary Anderson £418,250
9 Rob Cross £412,500
10 Danny Noppert £411,500
11 Luke Humphries £381,250
12 Dirk van Duijvenbode £365,250
13 Joe Cullen £363,000
14 Dimitri Van den Bergh £347,000
15 Dave Chisnall £330,000
16 Nathan Aspinall £327,250
17 Ryan Searle £319,500
18 Krzysztof Ratajski £306,500
19 Damon Heta £279,250
20 Stephen Bunting £257,500
21 Mervyn King £255,000
22 Gabriel Clemens £228,250
23 Brendan Dolan £225,250
24 Daryl Gurney £224,750
25 Callan Rydz £220,750
26 Devon Petersen £199,250
27 Simon Whitlock £191,250
28 Chris Dobey £181,250
29 Ian White £181,250
30 Mensur Suljovic £179,250
31 Vincent van der Voort £173,500
32 Ross Smith £158,250
33 Kim Huybrechts £157,750
34 William O’Connor £135,500
35 Adrian Lewis £122,250
36 Ryan Joyce £120,250
37 Ricky Evans £118,000
38 Jermaine Wattimena £117,250
39 Martijn Kleermaker £114,000
40 Madars Razma £112,000
41 Martin Schindler £106,750
42 Glen Durrant £102,250
43 Jamie Hughes £98,250
44 Darius Labanauskas £94,750
45 Steve Lennon £89,750
46 Adam Hunt £89,250
47 Keane Barry £85,750
48 Luke Woodhouse £83,750
49 Alan Soutar £83,500
50 Jeffrey de Zwaan £78,500
51 Ron Meulenkamp £76,250
52 Maik Kuivenhoven £76,250
53 Raymond van Barneveld £75,250
54 Jason Lowe £75,250
55 Ryan Meikle £74,250
56 Boris Krcmar £71,250
57 Ritchie Edhouse £71,000
58 Andy Boulton £68,750
59 Florian Hempel £65,000
60 Steve Beaton £64,000
61 Andrew Gilding £63,750
62 Martin Lukeman £63,750
63 Steve West £60,750
64 Mike De Decker £60,500
65 Jeff Smith £59,250
66 Max Hopp £58,000
67 Rowby-John Rodriguez £55,750
68 William Borland £54,250
69 Keegan Brown £53,750
70 John Henderson £53,500
71 Joe Murnan £50,750
72 Scott Mitchell £48,500
73 Lewy Williams £48,000
74 Adam Gawlas £40,000
75 Jason Heaver £39,500
76 Niels Zonneveld £34,000
77 Scott Williams £32,750
78 Boris Koltsov £31,750
79 Gordon Mathers £30,250
80 Jim Williams £29,500
81 Geert Nentjes £28,500
82 Josh Rock £27,250
83 Danny Jansen £26,750
84 Peter Hudson £23,250
85 Matt Campbell £23,000
86 Scott Waites £21,750
87 Eddie Lovely £21,000
88 Cameron Menzies £20,500
89 Karel Sedlacek £20,250
90 John O’Shea £20,250
91 Berry van Peer £19,750
92 Mickey Mansell £19,000
93 John Michael £19,000
94 Kevin Doets £17,000
95 Sebastian Bialecki £16,500
96 Jon Worsley £16,250
97 Geert De Vos £16,000
98 Mario Vandenbogaerde £15,500
99 Nathan Rafferty £15,250
100 Krzysztof Kciuk £14,750
101 Danny Baggish £14,750
102 Jack Main £14,500
103 Jose Justicia £14,000
104 Brett Claydon £14,000
105 Brian Raman £12,750
106 Connor Scutt £12,750
107 Lee Evans £12,000
108 Radek Szaganski £11,750
109 Wesley Plaisier £11,000
110 Lukas Wenig £10,750
111 Zoran Lerchbacher £10,750
112 James Wilson £10,500
113 Luc Peters £9,000
114 John Brown £8,750
115 Jamie Clark £8,250
116 Jimmy Hendriks £8,250
117 Tony Martinez £7,750
118 Richie Burnett £7,750
119 Shaun Wilkinson £7,750
120 Damian Mol £7,750
121 George Killington £7,750
122 David Evans £7,500
123 Ricardo Pietreczko £7,250
124 Kevin Burness £7,250
125 Ross Montgomery £7,000
126 Ted Evetts £7,000
127 Stephen Burton £7,000
128 Jake Jones £7,000
129 Robert Owen £6,000
130 Jelle Klaasen £6,000
131 Nick Fullwell £5,750
132 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £5,750
133 Danny van Trijp £5,250
134 Bradley Brooks £4,750
135 Matthew Edgar £4,250
136 Gary Blades £4,250
137 Michael Unterbuchner £4,250
138 Pete Burgoyne £4,000
139 Johan Engstrom £4,000
140 Dragutin Horvat £4,000
141 Daniel Larsson £4,000
142 Niko Springer £4,000
143 Darren Webster £3,500
144 Jules van Dongen £3,500
145 Scott Marsh £3,250
146 Darren Penhall £3,250
147 Thibault Tricole £3,000
148 Stefan Bellmont £3,000
149 Dennis Nilsson £3,000
150 Nico Kurz £3,000
151 Graham Hall £2,750
152 Steve Haggerty £2,250
153 Stu Wilson £2,250
154 Vitezslav Sedlak £2,000
155 Patrik Gosnak £2,000
156 Vladimir Andersen £2,000
157 Fabian Schmutzler £2,000
158 Jim McEwan £2,000
159 Jim Moston £1,500
160 Colin Osborne £1,500
161 Nathan Girvan £1,250
162 Owen Roelofs £1,250
163 Arjan Konterman £1,000
164 Rene Eidams £1,000
165 Dennie Olde Kalter £1,000
166 Filip Sebesta £1,000
167 Martijn Dragt £1,000
168 Miloslav Navratil £1,000
169 Ondrej Plsek £1,000
170 Dietmar Burger £1,000
171 Michael Rasztovits £1,000
172 Rainer Sturm £1,000
173 Thomas Junghans £1,000
174 Gian van Veen £1,000
175 Marko Kantele £1,000
176 Danny Lauby £1,000
177 Kenny Neyens £1,000
178 Ryan Harrington £1,000
179 David Schlichting £1,000
180 Janos Vegso £1,000
181 Wayne Jones £1,000
182 Jeremy van der Winkel £750
183 Gavin Carlin £750
184 Jacques Labre £750
185 Leighton Bennett £750
186 Steven Noster £750
187 Carlo van Peer £750

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