Top five current players awaiting maiden PDC ranking title
Taking place from March 16-19 in Milton Keynes, four Players Championship tournaments are set to take place and these names will be among the leading lights aiming to break this duck.
1. Chris Dobey
The current World Number 22 is the highest ranked player on the PDC Order of Merit yet to pick up an elusive ranking title.
Dobey saw his fellow Bedlington ace, Callan Rydz claim his first one with 'The Riot' calling himself the best player on their street.
'Hollywood' has been tipped for a great future and has reached two TV semi-finals back in 2019 but after a poor Super Series to start the year, he will hope to kick on.
2. Jermaine Wattimena
Currently ranked 27th, it is the Dutchman who is up next who has established himself as a Top 32 player.
Similar to the player who is third, he is often a fixture at the back end of ProTour tournaments but has yet to get over the line.
One of his closest efforts came during the Winter Series where he was denied by Michael Smith in the final on Day One.
3. Gabriel Clemens
That third player is the German Giant himself, Gabriel Clemens.
Ranked just behind Wattimena in 28th, it has been a brilliant rise for the German Number One.
He has been denied even more often than Wattimena with defeats to Gary Anderson, Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton in ProTour finals.
4. Dirk van Duijvenbode
While for players like Clemens and Wattimena, they have been regular fixtures in the back end of tournaments for a while. The same cannot be said for Dirk van Duijvenbode.
It has been a rapid rise for the so called Aubergenius and he has become one of the most popular faces on tour.
He reached three Quarter-Finals as well as the final of the World Grand Prix last year and will aim to build on that not only on the stage but the ProTour.
5. Ricky Evans
From a rapid rise to the player known as 'Rapid', Ricky Evans has been the longest stalwart of the PDC Tour out of the top five but has been overdue a title as a result.
Defeated in a final as far back as 2013 to Brendan Dolan, he has lost a second final to Gerwyn Price and two European Tour finals to Ian White and Daryl Gurney.
He failed to reach a ranking Quarter-Final last year so will hope that changes in 2021.