International Crown set to return to LPGA schedule in 2023 on the West Coast

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The International Crown is returning to the LPGA schedule in 2023, Golfweek has learned. Multiple sources have confirmed to Golfweek that the team event is slated for the San Francisco area, potentially at TPC Harding Park, the first week of May, with South Korea’s Hanwha as title sponsor.

The biennial event was created under the leadership of former LPGA commissioner Mike Whan and debuted in 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club, in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Spain won the first contest, followed by the United States in 2016 at the Merit Club just north of Chicago. South Korea won the last time the event was held in 2018 on home soil at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon.

Eight countries qualify for the event and four players comprise each team. The 2020 event was scheduled to be played at the Centurion Club in England but was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. UL title sponsored the event in 2016 and 2018.

Only six countries have qualified for all three competitions: South Korea, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

The Crown won’t be the only team event in 2023: The Solheim Cup heads to Spain for the first time September 22-24.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek