Confirmed 99 PDC Tour Card holders for the 2021 season before Q-School
The new PDC season is approaching and barring those players who will win through at PDC Q-School next month, the current 99 Tour Card Holders have been confirmed.
This comes after the likes of Robert Thornton, Jamie Lewis and Benito Van de Pas all lost their Tour Cards in 2020 and will now have to return to Q-School next month.
The top 64 is of course headlined by the leading lights with Gerwyn Price the new World Number One ahead of Michael van Gerwen. Following them are the likes of Peter Wright and Rob Cross who finalise the current top four.
As well as Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall, James Wade, Gary Anderson, Michael Smith and Dimitri van den Bergh who all finalise the current top 10.
Going all the way down to the bottom of the Top 64, Mark McGeeney has only kept hold of his Tour Card by virtue of Harry Ward resigning his Tour Card. The likes of James Wilson, Cristo Reyes and former TV winner, Kyle Anderson despite not making the World Championship have also only just survived.
While it will be a pivotal year for the 31 players entering their second year as Tour Card holders. Currently the likes of Callan Rydz, Martijn Kleermaker, Scott Waites and Jeff Smith are among those with cause for optimism as they seem likely to head towards the top 64.
While the top two from Development Tour and Challenge Tour in Keane Barry and Berry van Peer as well as David Evans and Ritchie Edhouse will join the ProTour.
Both sets have a player joining the ProTour full time for the first time and two returning after stints away.
This list will culminate like alluded to with Q-School which is set for February in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen and the amount of Tour Card holders gives a good guide as to how many Tour Cards will be on offer.
PDC Tour Card holders for the 2021 season
Top 64 on PDC Order of Merit after PDC World Championship
Michael van Gerwen
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jose de Sousa
Jeffrey de Zwaan
Vincent van der Voort
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Darren Web star
NB: Harry Ward resigned his PDC Tour Card, meaning Mark McGeeney retains his Tour Card.
(31) Players entering Year Two of 2020/2021 PDC Tour Card
Callan Rydz (CT 2019)
Mike De Decker
Ryan Meikle (CT 2019)
Ciaran Teehan (DT 2019)
Kai Fan Leung
Jesus Noguera (CT 2019)
Top two players from 2020 Development Tour Order of Merit
Berry van Peer
Top two players from 2020 Challenge Tour Order of Merit