This season, players from 24 different countries have a PDC Tour card, one more than last year. Another proof that the globalization of sport is increasing.
For the first time there is also a Russian dart in possession of a PDC Tour card, as Boris Koltsov was one of the winners at Q-School. There is also finally another American on the Pro Tour to admire after the success of Danny Baggish.
Most of the 128 Tour Card holders are British nationals. With 59 English players, this number is almost four times higher than the number of Dutch Tour Card holders with sixteen.
Germany and Scotland delegate seven Tour Card holders, while Wales have a decent delegation of five. Next come Belgium (4), Ireland (4), Austria (3), Australia (3), Northern Ireland (3), Spain (2), the Czech Republic (2 ) and Poland (2).
Canada, the United States, Latvia, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Russia, Greece, and Croatia all have a business card holder.
Number of PDC Tour Card holders per country
4 Belgium, Ireland
3 Austria, Australia, Northern Ireland
2 Spain, Czech Republic, Poland
1 Canada, United States, Latvia, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Croatia