Order of Merit latest: Top 50 on £100k+ for first time

Ricky Evans

For the first time in the Order of Merit era, each of the PDC's top 50 players have over £100,000 in ranking money to their name following Players Championships 19-21.

Ricky Evans and Ritchie Edhouse both nudged their Order of Merit totals into six figures courtesy of results at the ProTour events in Barnsley, meaning all of the world's top 50 players now have at least £100,000 in ranking money to their name for the first time since the Order of Merit in its current form was introduced in January 2007.

Event winners Gerwyn Price, Luke Humphries and Callan Rydz remain fourth, sixth and 29th respectively despite boosting their Order of Merit totals.

The only changes in the top 50 see Mervyn King move ahead of Alan Soutar to go 33rd and Edhouse leapfrog Evans into 49th.

Kevin Doets is the biggest riser, moving up four places to 69th courtesy of his run to Monday's final.

Jimmy Hendriks is up three places to 79th, while Dutch talent Gian van Veen continues his rapid progress, moving up two places to 76th

Jermaine Watimena, Cameron Menzies, Ricardo Pietreczko and Jules van Dongen are the other players in the top 100 to move up two places.

The PDC Order of Merit comprises prize money won over a two-year period by players in PDC ranking events - click here to view the full PDC Order of Merit.

The PDC Order of Merit will next be open to change this weekend, as the German Darts Open (ET11) takes place in Jena - watch live on PDCTV.

PDC Order of Merit