Even before he was making moves on the pro scene, Gannon Buhr was etching his name into disc golf history.
In September 2019 at only 14 years old, Gannon became the youngest player to ever reach a 1000 PDGA Player Rating. Prior to that milestone, he was already a two-time Junior World Champion having won titles in 2017 and 2019. While still just a teenager, Gannon has already had to overcome significant injuries, but also returned to the course stronger and achieved even greater accomplishments.
Since officially turning pro at the end of 2020, the Iowa native became the youngest-ever United States Disc Golf Championship winner when he captured the title in 2022 for his first professional Major victory. Gannon is also the youngest player to ever win a Disc Golf Pro Tour Elite event with his win at the 2023 Open at Austin. Other DGPT Silver and Elite wins include the 2022 Santa Cruz Masters Cup (S), 2023 Blue Ridge Championship (S), 2023 Kansas City Wide Open (S), and his hometown tournament, the 2023 Des Moines Challenge (E).
Gannon was a runaway winner of the 2021 PDGA Rookie of the Year award and has twice been named to the Disc Golf Pro Tour All-Star cards. Gannon has represented Prodigy since 2017.
When choosing disc golf discs, Gannon has a certain philosophy. “I throw the same disc on different angles, instead of throwing a different disc on the same angle,” said Gannon. “I don't carry as many discs as a lot of people do.”