Who’s currently the world’s best dart player?
Had you asked me six months ago, my answer may have been very different as the game of darts at the very top level is changing ever so much, even just in the past few weeks.
Take a look at the final of the German Darts Masters held just a couple of weeks back. Two of the heavy favourites, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, both from Scotland fell at the semi-final stage. A tournament that featured six of the top eleven dart players in the world, the tournament ended with an unlikely final with Mensur Suljovic beating “up and coming” Belgium player, Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-2.
Other “improvers” currently in world darts are Corey Cadbey, Steve Lennon and Jonny Clayton just to name a few. Now this “up and comers” list could be at least 20 or 30 names long, such is the standard and growth of the game currently, but I’ll leave it there.
So to find the best, we need to go back to the world champs in the first week of this year. A solid and impressive win by Rob Cross, I must say came out of the woodwork, puts him as the current World Champion. But results since then suggest he’s not currently the best.
Clear stand outs who on their day could currently be classed as “the world’s best” would be Peter Wright and Gary Anderson. Also on their day but much less consistent is any of the seven others in the top ten on the main PDC Order of Merit. But without doubt the player who stands head and shoulders above them all currently is MVG, Michael van Gerwin. The prize money he has won (in the last two years) is over double that of Peter Wright in second place.
He is always there or thereabouts in all the pro tour events and when his concentration levels are right, he is virtually impossible to beat. He looks like Phil “the power” Taylor did in his prime (not physically, of course). He could be 4, even 5 legs behind and has no problems going on a roll to take out any tournament.
MVG is currently the world’s best dart player, no surprise there!
Good luck and straight arrows.