TORONTO’S Callan O’Reilly has embarked on a two-month trip to Western Australia to ignite his Australasian PGA Tour season.
O’Reilly flew into Perth on Monday for a string of five pro-ams this week before the WA PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie next week.
The 25-year-old finished in a tie for 20th at the WA PGA in 2014 in one of his better finishes on tour since turning pro two years ago.
He was tied 12th at the Victorian PGA in February and 24th at the Queensland PGA in March but missed the WA Open last weekend to attend his sister’s wedding.
“I haven’t been playing great so it was good to have a couple of weeks off, but I’m keen to get back out there now,” O’Reilly said.
“I’m just struggling a bit. It can just be a hard slog when you’re not playing well.”
O’Reilly has fond memories of Kalgoorlie from 2014.
“If they’ve had a little bit of rain, the golf course should be spectacular,” he said.
“It’s an awesome location, green golf course and red dirt off to the side. It’s very desert Australian golf.”
The PGA tour breaks after Kalgoorlie until the South Pacific Open in Noumea in mid-September.