KLM Open 2024 anticipates the Italian Open

The DP World Tour stops in the Netherlands where the KLM Open will be held from tomorrow until Sunday, June 23rd

by Andrea Gussoni
KLM Open 2024 anticipates the Italian Open
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The DP World Tour stops in the Netherlands where the KLM Open will be held from tomorrow until Sunday, June 23rd. This historic tournament, now in its 105th edition, precedes the Italian Open (June 27-30 at the Adriatic Golf Club in Cervia).

Eight Italian golfers will compete at Amsterdam's The International course, including Matteo Manassero and Guido Migliozzi, both qualified for the Paris Olympics. They will be joined by Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Laporta, Renato Paratore, Filippo Celli, Andrea Pavan, and Lorenzo Scalise.

The title will be defended by Spain's Pablo Larrazabal.

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Local favorites aiming for success include Joost Luiten, winner in 2013 and 2016, and Darius Van Driel. Among the competition's top contenders are Danny Willett, 2016 Masters champion, and Danish golfer Rasmus Hojgaard.

The event offers a prize pool of $2,500,000, with $425,000 going to the winner. The KLM Open is a prestigious golf tournament on the European Tour held annually in the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest golf tournaments in Europe, dating back to 1912.

The tournament has been hosted at various courses throughout the Netherlands, with recent editions taking place at The International near Amsterdam. The KLM Open attracts top golfers from around the world, including prominent European Tour players and rising talents.

It is known for its competitive field and picturesque courses, providing a platform for golfers to showcase their skills and compete for significant prize money. Winning the KLM Open is considered a prestigious achievement in professional golf, and the tournament holds a special place in the hearts of golf enthusiasts in the Netherlands and beyond.

Matteo Manassero is an Italian professional golfer who gained fame for his early successes in the sport. Born on April 19, 1993, in Verona, Italy, Manassero turned professional in 2010 after an impressive amateur career where he won numerous prestigious titles.

One of his most notable achievements came in 2010 when he became the youngest-ever winner of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on the European Tour, at just 17 years old. This victory catapulted him into the spotlight as one of golf's brightest young talents.

He also won the Castelló Masters Costa Azahar later that year, becoming the youngest player to win twice on the European Tour. Throughout his career, Manassero has faced challenges, including periods of inconsistent form and injuries.

Despite this, he has shown resilience and continued to compete at a high level on the European Tour. His career highlights include four European Tour victories and representing Italy in various international competitions. Matteo Manassero remains a respected figure in golf, known for his skill, determination, and potential to achieve further success in the sport.

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