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Luke Humphries: Major titles, world ranking, walk-on song, net worth & more

We profile the reigning PDC world champion and world number one Luke Humphries.
 

Luke Humphries ranking titles

Humphries has won four Players Championship events - two of which came in 2023 - and six European Tour tournaments since joining the Pro Tour in 2018.

'Cool Hand' claimed the Czech Darts Open, European Darts Grand Prix, European Darts Matchplay and German Darts Grand Prix titles in 2022, which proved to be a stellar year for the Newbury arrowsmith.

Humphries was also crowned the 2019 World Youth Champion and he has won 11 Development Tour events.

The 29-year-old claimed his first major televised crown with the 2023 World Grand Prix, beating Gerwyn Price in the final. A month later and Humphries became a two-time major champion as he triumphed in the Grand Slam of Darts.

Humphries extended his winning run, taking the 2023 Players Championship Finals before being crowned world champion in 2024.

Humphries is also a World Matchplay semi-finalist and a two-time UK Open runner-up, having suffered defeat to Dimitri Van den Bergh at Minehead in 2024. 

Luke Humphries' world ranking

Humphries is currently ranked number one on the PDC’s two-year system. It’s been a remarkable rise for the 29-year-old, who finished the 2018 campaign as the world’s number 57.

Steady progression followed and the Newbury man reached the top 20 by the end of the 2021 term.

The following season proved to be the true breakthrough for Humphries, who climbed to a then-career high of number five on the PDC’s Order of Merit, following a series of strong performances, before ascending to number one during the World Championship.
 

Getting to know Luke Humphries...

Luke Humphries age

Humphries is 29 years old. 'Cool Hand' made the quarter-finals of the World Championship aged 24 and that was the same year the Newbury man won the PDC World Youth Championship title.
 

Where is Luke Humphries from?

Humphries was born in Newbury, Berkshire but currently resides in Crewe, Cheshire.
 

Luke Humphries walk-on song

Humphries' walk-on song is a controversial one; the current world champion walks out to Cake by the Ocean by DNCE.

Luke Humphries prize money

Luke Humphries has collected £1,541,000 in prize money over a two-year period in ranking tournaments.

'Cool Hand' pocketed £50,000 for each of his three appearances in the quarter-finals of the World Championship and he took home £120,000 for his World Grand Prix win, as well as a handsome £150,000 for his Grand Slam of Darts triumph.

Humphries then netted £120,000 for winning the Players Championship Finals before adding £500,000 for his World Championship win.

Luke Humphries darts

The 21g Red Dragon Signature darts are the choice of Humphries. 'Cool Hand' has a preference for a torpedo-styled mid-balanced darts and his equipment does differ to the majority of players on tour.

Humphries uses extra-long stems, perhaps the longest of any professional on tour.
 

Luke Humphries’ other career titles

Aside from winning the Grand Prix, Grand Slam, Players Championship Finals and World Championship, as well as reaching the final of the UK Open, there are a whole list of feats achieved by the 29-year-old.

Humphries is the winner of two PDC Home Tour events, he was the first challenger to win a Premier League match, beating two-time World Champion Gary Anderson in Exeter.

'Cool Hand' was the first player to top the Development Tour Order of Merit in successive seasons, after claiming 11 junior titles, and he reached the last eight of the World Championship in the same year that he claimed the World Youth Championship crown.
 

Luke Humphries net worth

As of May 2024, it is estimated that Humphries has a net worth of £2 million.

'Cool Hand' has won just over of £1.5m in prize money over the last two years.

Luke Humphries nickname

Humphries is nicknamed 'Cool Hand Luke', a riff on the 1967 prison-drama film of the same name.

But he was very close to changing it a few years back due to the similarity of his nickname and Martin Lukeman's, who was recognised as 'Cool Man Luke'.

Realising they both couldn't go on with the same sort of nickname, Humphries played Lukeman in a Challenger Tour match, where they decided that the winner would get to keep their nickname.

As you might have guessed, Humphries won the match emphatically and Lukeman is now known as 'Smash'.

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