Qualification for both teams began at the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa in December 2012, and will conclude after the 70° Open d'Italia on September 22. Each team will then be chosen from the leading five eligible players from the Official World Gold Ranking on Monday September 23, and the leading five eligible players from The Race to Dubai.Format:
Each team will be chosen as follows:
(a) The leading 5 eligible players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday September 23, 2013
(b) The leading 5 eligible players not otherwise qualified in (a) above from The Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the 70° Open d'Italia (September 22, 2013).
Each match will be worth one point (Total 28), with halved matches earning 1/2 point for each team. If there is an overall points tie at the conclusion of the singles matches, then both Captains will nominate two players from their respective teams to compete in a greensomes sudden death play off until a result is achieved.