The DP World Tour heads to the Netherlands for the KLM Open at Bernardus Golf, the host venue for the 2026 Solheim Cup.
Last year, Victor Perez produced a putting masterclass to claim a dramatic win following a late collapse by Ryan Fox and the Frenchman is back this week hoping to repeat the trick.
Following his impressive PGA Championship, where he finished tied for 23rd, the man Perez beat last year has secured special temporary membership to the PGA Tour for the rest of the season, handing him unlimited sponsor exemptions as he looks to earn his Tour card for 2024. That means he’s playing in the Charles Schwab Challenge this week, rather than on the DP World Tour.
One of the form players in recent months has been Pole Adrian Meronk. The World No.47 won the Italian Open at the host venue for this year’s Ryder Cup, Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. He will be keen to demonstrate his credentials as a candidate for Team Europe this week too. Given he is also the highest-ranked player in the field, he will have added reason to believe that he can continue the form that appears to make him a lock for the biennial tournament.
Two years ago, Swede Kristoffer Broberg beat German Matti Schmid by three shots, and both players return hoping for similarly strong performances. Three Spaniards in the world’s top 100 also appear this week – Adri Arnaus, Pablo Larrazabal and Adrian Otaegui – and they will also be confident of performing strongly.
Much of the local expectation will rest on the shoulders of Joost Luiten. The six-time DP World Tour winner has claimed victory in this event twice, most recently in 2016, and after two finishes of third on the Tour since the start of the year, he’ll be hopeful of completing a hat-trick of wins in his homeland this week.
Simon Forsstrom won the Soudal Open in Belgium earlier in the month for his maiden win on the Tour and he will surely feel he has momentum behind him this week, while Nick Bachem, who won the Jonsson Workwear Open in March, plays too.
Participants are competing for a purse of $2m. The winner will claim $340,000 while the runner-up will take home $220,000.
Below is the full breakdown of the prize money and field for the 2023 KLM Open.
KLM Open Prize Money 2023
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