However, if any of them falter at the start of next season, world No. 14 Shin Ji-yai or No. 15 Amy Yang could play their way onto the team.
The final rosters for the pre-qualified countries will be set on March 31, which is the Monday before next season’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The International Crown will feature three days of team four-ball matches, before Sunday singles matches.
The eight countries will be split into two pools and each country will play two four-ball matches versus each of the other three countries in the pool.
The top two point-earning teams from each pool and one wild-card team will advance to singles play.
The team with the highest four-day point total will win.
Ryu predicted the wealth of talent among South Korea’s golfers would make for fierce competition to make the team, with players eager for a chance to represent their country in a global tournament.
“Also, you know, we’re going to play the Olympics in 2016, so it’s going to be a really great warmup before we play the Olympics,” Ryu said.
Additional reporting by staff writer