Dutch tournament on European Tour now called Dutch Open

The Dutch tournament on the European Tour, the KLM Open, was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the 101st edition of this international tournament will take place in the Netherlands under the name, the Dutch Open, with namesake KLM taking on a different role. If this prestigious event gets the greenlight, the Dutch Open will be played from 16 to 19 September at Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt.

KLM is taking a step back but will remain affiliated with the tournament as a business partner. “The tournament has become a very effective and integral part of KLM’s commercial operations, just like running and the arts and culture,” says Harm Kreulen, Director of KLM Netherlands. “It’s a platform for dialogue with customers and business associates and will remain so, but KLM has decided to play a more modest role this year due to the situation in which we find ourselves.”

As Covid-19 is still a factor, the Dutch Open will of course be organised in compliance with the guidelines of the RIVM (the Netherlands’ national public health authority) as they apply in September. Organiser TIG Sports and Bernardus Golf are doing everything possible to guarantee a safe and successful tournament for players, visitors, partners and local residents.