Corey Cadby has enjoyed a fine start to life on the PDC ProTour.

The Australian ace won his first title at UK Open Qualifying 5. In his first month since earning a Tour Card at Q-School, Cadby has defeated all manner of top PDC professionals. An appearance in the final of Players Championship 2 furthered the Cadby cause. He has made major gains in the ProTour Order of Merit, as evidenced by the latest table. The King has already flown up into the top 50. He has won more ranking money in one month than Raymond van Barneveld has since the beginning of 2017. The Dutch master was able to add just £1,000 to his total at the weekend.

Michael van Gerwen earned £20,000 for his Players Championship exploits, and extends his lead at the top of the Order of Merit. 2017 ProTour Player of the Year Peter Wright endured a dismal weekend, and is now £45,000 adrift of the world number one. Mensur Suljovic remains sixth, despite missing every ranking event thus far in 2018. Ryan Joyce was among the big movers following the Barnsley action. Thanks to his performances, Joyce now has £5,250 to defend.

Author: Edward McCosh