Greg Norman to Receive 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
West Palm Beach, Fla. (February, 2020) – Greg Norman today announced he will receive the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd edition of the Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup Presented by H.S.H. Prince Albert II.
The three-day invitation-only match play event is in support of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust and also benefits the Prince Albert II Foundation as well as the charities of the winning Celebrity Team. In only its third edition, the biennial charity event has the distinction of being a highly coveted invitation extended to selected celebrity pro athletes, chefs, actors, musicians and guests with single digit handicaps who are known for their integrity, good sportsmanship and competitive team spirit. As in the professional Ryder Cup, participation in the Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup is divided between European and American celebrity amateur golfers.
Prince Albert II will honor Greg Norman with the award at the closing Gala on June 27.
“I am thrilled to honor Greg Norman and present him with this truly deserved distinction,” said H.S.H. Prince Albert II. “His outstanding sporting achievements and charisma places him amongst the best players in the history of golf.”
“I am deeply grateful to H.S.H. Prince Albert II and honored to have been selected to receive this tribute,” said Greg Norman. “Having spent more than 40 years playing professional golf around the world, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award is certainly something that stands out to me and I will cherish it as part of my legacy.”
In addition to the tournament, players will be invited to a private dinner and Opera at the famous Monte Carlo Casino, a cocktail onboard a private yacht in Monaco, a “Golf n Cuisine” dinner with Michelin Star Chefs Thomas Keller and Marcel Ravin, a “Golf n Drive” race car ride along the Monte Carlo Grand Prix racetrack and a “Golf n Fly” trip from Monaco to Terre Blanche golf course.
With Prince Albert as their Honorary Captain, Team U.S.A. is looking to defend its 2016 and 2018 titles. Pascal Grizot as the Honorary Captain Team Europe hopes to capture the trophy for the first time with the strongest team ever.
2020 Celebrity Team USA
- Josh Scobee, Captain - NFL (+2)
- Larry Fitzgerald, Vice-Captain - NFL, Pebble Beach Champion (7)
- Jay Feely, Vice-Captain - NFL (1)
- Seth Joyner - NFL, NBC Sports Broadcaster (4)
- Patrick Petersonr - NFL (6)
- Jerry King - “Golf Whisperer,” Top 100 teachers, 5 x PGA Teacher of the Year (1)
- Thomas Keller - Chef with 7 Michelin stars, author The French Laundry (17)
- Derek Anderson - NFL (0)
- Kyle Williams - NFL (0.7)
- Dan Uggla - MLB (1)
- Cody Ross - MLB (3)
- Mike Conley Jr. - NBA (7)
2020 Celebrity Team Europe
- Pascal Grizot, Captain - Chairman of 2018 Ryder Cup (0)
- Ian Randell, Vice-Captain - Trustee, Ryder Cup European Development Trust (2.7)
- Alex Vik, Vice-Captain - Harvard Golf Hall of Fame (4.3)
- AP McCoy - Jockey, BBC Sports Personality of the Year (6)
- Quincy Jones - American Philanthropist (4)
- Nicolas Colsaerts - Pro Golfer, 2012 Ryder Cup Player TBC
- Victor Dubuisson - Pro Golfer TBC
- Thom Evans - Scottish Rugby player, X Factor star (6)
- Max Evans - Scottish Rugby Champion, actor (4)
- Ilija Dyvidjevic - World’s Longest Drive Champion 2019 (1.4)
- Joe Miller English - World’s Longest Drive Champion 2018 (4)
- Nemanja Vidic - Captain Manchester United, 3x Premier League titles (4)