MICHAEL SMITH is the new world number four after the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay.

Smith's run to the final backed up his runner-up place at the World Championship and pushed him above Gary Anderson and Peter Wright on the PDC Order of Merit.

Semi-finalist Daryl Gurney moves back up to third, while champion Rob Cross edged closer to the £1,000,000 mark, closing the gap on world number one Michael van Gerwen.

Stephen Bunting's quarter-final berth sees him move back into the top 16 in place of Adrian Lewis, while Jeffrey de Zwaan moves into the top 32 as Raymond van Barneveld drops out.

Players will next get the chance to improve their standings this weekend at Players Championships 21-22 from August 3-4 in Hildesheim, Germany, with action broadcast live on video.pdc.tv.

PDC Order of Merit (PDC)