Read the Buzz about the International Crown

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced the International Crown, a first-of-its-kind, biennial, global match play competition commencing in 2014 that will feature teams from eight countries battling for the right to be “Crowned” the world’s best golf nation.

January 24, 2013

LPGA creates International Crown

Two years before golf returns to the Olympics, the LPGA Tour is creating a tournament to determine the best in the world.

The International Crown will start in 2014 and be played every other year. It will feature four days of team matches among eight countries that can field the strongest four-player teams based on the world rankings. The inaugural event will be in late July at Caves Valley Golf Club outside Baltimore. More>>


Mechelle Voepel
January 24, 2013

Time is right for LPGA's new global event

You often would hear either some exasperation or wistfulness in many players' voices when the subject came up at the Solheim Cup, which it inevitably did. Going back to the 1990s, when the Solheim was just establishing itself as a sporting event, there was a nagging question.

The USA's best women golfers versus Europe's best was fine. … But what about the rest of the world? More>>


Golf Channel
January 24, 2013

LPGA announces eight-country, match-play event

The LPGA announced Thursday the formation of the International Crown, a biennial, global match-play competition commencing in 2014.

The event will feature eight countries, consisting of four players each, competing over four days. The countries to be represented will be based on cumulative Rolex World Rankings of each country’s top four players. More>>



USA Today
January 24, 2013

LPGA adds global team match-play event to 2014 schedule

Now the LPGA has added a global match play competition to its schedule.

The LPGA, which announced earlier this year the addition of three new tournaments in Texas, the Bahamas and China for the 2013 season, has a new one for 2014 — the International Crown. More>>


Golf Week
January 24, 2013

LPGA unveils eight-team, biennial Crown Cup

The LPGA unveiled a new international team event at the PGA Merchandise Show for those feeling left out of the biennial Solheim Cup. The International Crown will feature four-player teams from eight countries, competing over four days for the title of world’s best. The event will debut July 24-27 at Caves Valley in Owings Mills, Md., in 2014. The 2016 stage will take place at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois, site of the 2009 Solheim Cup. More>>


SB Nation
Emily Kay
January 25, 2013

LPGA launches biennial global team event

The LPGA, building on the growing popularity of the women’s tour and the biennial Solheim Cup matches, announced Thursday the International Crown, a new global event featuring eight countries and the top four players from each of those nations.

Tour commissioner Mike Whan told an overflow crowd of PGA Merchandise Show attendees that the four-day match-play competition would debut in July 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., will host the second of the even-year competitions in 2016. More>>


Golf Digest
John Strege
January 25, 2013

LPGA announces new international team competition

The popularity of the Solheim Cup and the interest it spawned in expanding the number of countries involved was the impetus behind the newest LPGA event, the International Crown, that LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan announced Thursday at the PGA Merchandise Show. More>>


Yahoo! Sports
The Sports Xchange
January 24, 2013

LPGA's International Crown to pit top eight countries

The LGPA announced the creation of the International Crown, a four-day tournament to debut in 2014 that will feature 32 players from eight counties playing in teams of four.

At the conclusion of the 2013 LPGA Tour season at the CME Group Titleholders in Naples, Fla., the top four players from each country will be taken from the Rolex world rankings. Their rankings will be combined to create a country ranking, and the top eight countries will qualify for the International Crown in 2014. More>>


Baltimore Sun
Don Markus
January 24, 2013

Professional golf returning to Baltimore area in 2014

More than a decade after the U.S. Senior Open was played at Caves Valley Golf Club, and five years since both the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock and the Senior Players Championship at Baltimore Country Club left the area, professional golf will be returning to Baltimore in 2014.

Second-year LPGA commissioner Michael Whan announced Thursday afternoon at the PGA merchandise show in Orlando, Fla., that a new $1.6 million team event -- The International Crown -- will be held at Caves Valley in Owings Mills. More>>


Daily Herald
Len Ziehm
January 24, 2013

World-class golfers returning to Rich Harvest Farms

The Ladies PGA Tour is returning to Chicago — but it won't be until 2016. And then it will be for the staging of an extraordinary new team event.
Mike Whan, the LPGA commissioner, highlighted the first day of the 60th PGA Merchandise Show by announcing the arrival of the International Crown event.

It'll make its debut July 21-27 at Caves Valley, a Tom Fazio design in Owings Mills, Md., in 2014, and the second staging will be in the summer of 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. More>>

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