The two-time and defending Delaware Disc Golf Challenge champion, known to have one of the most intensive fitness, nutritional and mental training regimens on tour, seemed to only grow stronger as the grind of three days on the steeps of the storied Revolutionary War grounds took its toll on others.
Connor O'Reilly is a PDGA National Tour Champion, five years after picking up a disc for the first time. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA
Five years ago, a loss to his brother his first time out on the course gave Connor O’Reilly another competitive outlet.
An athlete and fierce competitor by nature, O’Reilly jumped in headfirst to the sport and learned the game. Nate Perkins was an early influence in Austin, Texas, where the two share a hometown. Ricky Wysocki was another one.