The tournament is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team comprised of two players. The first and third days are foursomes (alternate shot) play and the second and final days are four-ball (best ball) play.
Team: The team is two players from one country.
Four-Ball (not Best Ball): A Four-ball match is when two play their better ball against the better ball of two other players.
Order of Play in Four-Ball: The balls belonging to the same side may be played in the order the side considers best.
Foursomes: A Foursomes match is when two play again two, and each side plays one ball. Players alternate hitting tee shots.
Referee: The referee is one who is appointed by the committee to accompany players to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules. He shall act on any breach of a Rule that he observes or is reported to him. A referee’s decision is final.