Michael van Gerwen’s position at the top of the ProTour Order of Merit is under threat in the coming weeks, it has been revealed with a big few weeks coming up for the World Number One.

While for Van Gerwen, his position at the top of the Order of Merit is not under threat at least for the time being; he could soon be displaced at the top of the ProTour.

This is a position he has held since the end of 2017; so his winless start to 2020 title wise may have to end in the coming weeks for him to keep hold of it.

He currently has £162,500 at the top of the standings. However, Ian White is close by with £146,250, Gerwyn Price on £135,750 and Peter Wright on £130,750 and with all three having prowess especially on the European Tour and not skipping ProTours either it could become a problem for Van Gerwen.

Especially when he has over £77,000 to defend during the next three European Tour tournaments and six Players Championships up to the end of April. Mighty Mike is expected to skip the next floor tournaments and with his wife, Daphne set to welcome a second child in Spring, his participation in even the European Tour events is unknown after the first few.

Like alluded to this means that the likes of White who has £29,750 to defend, Price on £20,000 and the most likely Wright on £19,000 who are all on good form and play most events could likely pass the World Number One before long. An interesting few months awaits.

Updated ProTour Order of Merit

1 Michael van Gerwen £162,500
2 Ian White £146,250
3 Gerwyn Price £135,750
4 Peter Wright £130,750
5 Krzysztof Ratajski £113,750
6 Daryl Gurney £100,500
7 Dave Chisnall £97,750
8 Mensur Suljovic £95,750
9 James Wade £94,000
10 Nathan Aspinall £80,000
11 Joe Cullen £79,500
12 Glen Durrant £75,500
13 Adrian Lewis £67,750
14 Jamie Hughes £64,000
15 Rob Cross £61,000
16 Jonny Clayton £59,750
17 Jeffrey De Zwaan £55,750
18 Jermaine Wattimena £55,500
19 Michael Smith £53,000
20 Jose De Sousa £52,250
21 Stephen Bunting £51,000
22 Steve Beaton £50,750
23 Keegan Brown £50,000
24 Brendan Dolan £43,500
25 Simon Whitlock £43,500
26 Danny Noppert £43,250
27 Vincent van der Voort £42,750
28 Chris Dobey £41,750
29 Ricky Evans £40,500
30 Gabriel Clemens £38,750
31 Justin Pipe £38,250
32 William O’Connor £36,500
33 Dimitri Van den Bergh £36,250
34 Mervyn King £35,250
35 John Henderson £33,750
36 Max Hopp £32,250
37 Ross Smith £32,000
38 Darren Webster £31,000
39 Ron Meulenkamp £31,000
40 Ryan Searle £29,250
41 Harry Ward £27,000
42 Kim Huybrechts £25,250
43 Ted Evetts £25,000
44 Steve West £25,000
45 Luke Humphries £24,750
46 Darius Labanauskas £23,500
47 Ryan Joyce £23,000
48 Gary Anderson £22,250
49 Cristo Reyes £21,500
50 Andy Boulton £21,250
51 Mickey Mansell £20,500
52 James Wilson £20,250
53 Josh Payne £20,000
54 Mark McGeeney £20,000
55 Kyle Anderson £20,000
56 Jelle Klaasen £19,750
57 Steve Lennon £19,500
58 Luke Woodhouse £19,250
59 Devon Petersen £18,250
60 Rowby-John Rodriguez £17,500
61 Martin Schindler £16,750
62 Conan Whitehead £15,500
63 Madars Razma £15,000
64 Matthew Edgar £15,000
65 Joe Murnan £14,500
66 Kirk Shepherd £12,500
67 Robert Thornton £12,500
68 Maik Kuivenhoven £11,500
69 Christian Bunse £11,500
70 Simon Stevenson £11,500
71 Matt Clark £10,500
72 Gavin Carlin £10,500
73 Jan Dekker £10,500
74 Geert Nentjes £10,000
75 Adrian Gray £10,000
76 Richard North £10,000
77 Niels Zonneveld £9,500
78 Marko Kantele £9,500
79 Scott Baker £9,500
80 Benito van de Pas £9,000
81 Toni Alcinas £9,000
82 David Pallett £9,000
83 Vincent Van der Meer £9,000
84 Reece Robinson £8,500
85 Jeff Smith £8,000
86 John Michael £7,500
87 Carl Wilkinson £7,500
88 Yordi Meeuwisse £7,500
89 Mike van Duivenbode £6,500
90 Jamie Lewis £6,000
91 Dirk van Duijvenbode £5,500
92 Barrie Bates £5,500
93 Jonathan Worsley £4,500
94 Nathan Derry £4,000
95 Jason Lowe £3,500
96 Nick Kenny £3,500
97 Scott Mitchell £3,000
98 Scott Waites £3,000
99 Alan Tabern £2,500
100 Wesley Harms £2,500
101 Karel Sedlacek £2,500
102 Adam Hunt £2,500
103 Wayne Jones £2,500
104 Steve Brown £2,500
105 Robert Collins £2,000
106 Mike De Decker £2,000
107 Peter Jacques £2,000
108 Kai Fan Leung £2,000
109 Daniel Larsson £2,000
110 Gary Blades £2,000
111 Martijn Kleermaker £2,000
112 Jesus Noguera £1,500
113 Boris Krcmar £1,500
114 Harald Leitinger £1,500
115 Lisa Ashton £1,500
116 Andy Hamilton £1,500
117 Ryan Murray £1,500
118 William Borland £1,500
119 Damon Heta £1,500
120 Darren Penhall £1,500
121 Ryan Meikle £1,500
122 Michael Barnard £1,500
123 Derk Telnekes £1,500
124 Andrew Gilding £1,000
125 Ciaran Teehan £1,000
126 Adam Huckvale £500
127 Matthew Dennant £500
128 Martin Atkins (Wigan) £500

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Author: Samuel Gill