KLM extends title sponsorship of KLM Open for 2019 and 2020


KLM has extended its title sponsorship of the KLM Open for two years. Harm Kreulen, Managing Director KLM The Netherlands, was proud to make this announcement on the occasion of the Golf Awards ceremony on Thursday evening in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This means that KLM will continue to serve as the title sponsor of the biggest multi-day sports event in the Netherlands in 2019 and 2020. The KLM Open is widely recognised as the oldest tournament of the European Tour. The extension also means that at least three KLM Open editions remain on the cards. KLM has served as the title sponsor of the tournament since 2004.

“It is with great pleasure that KLM is going to be linked to the KLM Open after 2018 for a further period of two years. The tournament provides a valuable platform to achieve the envisaged level of ‘KLM exposure’ and presents a great opportunity for us to welcome a large number of business relations. The year 2019 promises to be an exceptional one, especially since KLM will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Dutch Open will be held for the 100th time. These are unique, remarkable milestones that matter,” says Harm Kreulen.

KLM Open Tournament Director Daan Slooter: “The partnership between the Dutch Open and KLM is one of the longest-standing cooperative relationships in the history of Dutch sport and the European Tour. We are extremely pleased with KLM’s commitment to continue to serve as the title sponsor up to and including 2020.”

The 2018 KLM Open is set to be held from 13 through 16 September 2018 and will be played for the third and last time at “The Dutch” golf course in Spijk (Municipality of Lingewaal). KLM and promoter TIG Sports are currently in discussion with various parties about the further details of the forthcoming tournaments in 2019 and 2020, including the choice of golf course.