The ProTour is the PDC's series of tournaments for professional players, combining the European Tour, Players Championship events and UK Open Qualifiers.
The six UK Open Qualifiers are held in February, with Players Championship events and European Tour events held from February-October.
Prize money won in ProTour events counts towards ProTour Order of Merit, which on a one-year-rolling basis provides qualifiers for European Tour events and seeds for Players Championship tournaments.
Prize money won in the UK Open Qualifiers, European Tour events and Players Championship also count towards their own Order of Merit, as well as the main PDC Order of Merit.
From 2017, all UK Open Qualifiers and Players Championship events will be streamed live for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide with coverage from two boards throughout each event.
All European Tour events are also streamed for PDCTV-HD Subscribers.