The UL International Crown is a biennial women’s team golf tournament featuring eight national teams of four golfers. The countries are chosen based on the combined Rolex World Ranking of the top four players from each country as of April 4, 2016. To be eligible, a country must have at least four ranked players.
The 2018 teams are from Australia, Chinese Taipei, England, Japan, South Korea, Sweden Thailand and the United States. In 2016, the countries represented were the Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, England, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the United States. In 2014, teams represented Australia, Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.
The first three rounds consist of the eight countries split into two pools competing in four-ball matches. After Saturday’s play, the top two teams in each pool advance to Sunday’s singles competitions. Saturday also will feature a four-ball playoff match between two players on the third place team. The winner of that becomes the fifth, and final team to compete on Sunday.
Sunday’s games are ten singles matches. The team with the most combined points at the end of the day earns the UL International Crown as the best golfing nation in the world.
The title sponsor is UL, perhaps better known as Underwriters Laboratories.
In 2018, the event will be played in Korea
A list of International Crown Winners is below:
International Crown Winners
|Year||Event dates||Champions||Points||Runners-up||Points||Competition venue||Purse (US$)|
|2016||July 21–24||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||Merit Club||1600000|
|2014||July 24–27||Spain||15 (7–2–1)||Sweden||11 (5–4–1)||Caves Valley Golf Club||1600000|