2019 European Tour Tracker

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This week: KLM Open

What: European Tour Event: KLM Open
Where: The International
Miles Travelled:

237 miles

Short Description:
My Role This Week:

I’m one of the Press Officers at the KLM Open in Amsterdam. This week I’m looking after local media requests, helping arrange interviews for our broadcast partners and producing reports from the tournament.

This week, my OGIO bags and I have arrived in Amsterdam. It is definitely one of my favourite cities in Europe so when it was added to my schedule of events this year, I was more than happy to head out there. We have been cycling to and from the course on our bikes, which has been a nice treat considering we don’t always stay so close to the venue, so it’s been a bit of a different week in terms of the commute but certainly a fun one when the sun is out!

In celebration of the 100th edition of the KLM Open, past and present stars from the European Tour gathered on Monday in the Rijksmuseum at Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch for a historic evening. Major Champion Sergio Garcia and two-time winner Joost Luiten were part of a group of select players that created a new Night Watch and then dined under the masterpiece later that evening.

The KLM Open was first played in 1912 and as I mentioned earlier, with this year being the 100th edition of the tournament, the promoters have moved the event to The International for the first time. Located on the outskirts of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, it is a surreal golf course to be at with Europe’s largest airport just on the other side of the fence. KLM are celebrating 100 years as a company, so it was a natural fit to have their planes flying right past the golfers this week.

Amsterdam has an incredible dining scene and the event has a number of food trucks on site offering local specialities including bitterballen, frites and poffertjes. We tend to give most things a whirl when we are in a new country, so myself and my colleague Ru will definitely find something we like for lunch.

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