Australian golfer Greg Norman 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 during June 24-27, 2020.
“I am thrilled to honour Greg Norman and present him with this truly deserved distinction. His outstanding sporting achievements and charisma places him amongst the best players in the history of golf” said H.S.H. Prince Albert II.
Norman held the number one spot on the Official World Golf Rankings [OWGR] for more than six years, winning multiple majors and many more titles along the way. Prince Albert II will honour Greg Norman with the award at the closing Gala of the Celebrity Cup, hosted on June 27.
“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.”
Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup Chairman Susan Feaster, says: “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 known for their integrity, good sportsmanship and competitive team spirit.”
Pascal Grizot, Chairman of 2018 Ryder Cup France and 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner himself, also commented on the news: “I am very pleased to see Greg Norman receiving this well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award, and that he is being rewarded for his impressive career as a professional golfer.”
“It is a great testament to the success and quality of this event that we are able to welcome Greg Norman as this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. On behalf of the RCEDT, we congratulate Greg on his outstanding accomplishments both on and off the golf course” said Ian Randell, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG] and trustee of the RCEDT.
In the spirit of the Ryder Cup, participation in the Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup is divided between European and American celebrity amateur golfers.
The 3-day invitation-only match play event is in support of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust [RCEDT] and also benefits the Prince Albert II Foundation, as well as the charities of the winning Celebrity Team.
The Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup takes place at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort *****, a member of European Tour Destinations and home of the 18th- century chateau once owned by James Bond actor Sean Connery.
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. The 4-day event concludes with a Gala dinner and special Longest Drive Competition driving biodegradable “fish” golf balls into the Mediterranean Sea
With Prince Albert II as their Honorary Captain, Team U.S.A. is looking to defend its 2016 and 2018 titles whilst Pascal Grizot, who takes the Honorary Captaincy of Team Europe, will hope to capture the trophy for the first time with his strongest team ever.
2020 Celebrity Team USA
- Josh Scobee Captain & NFL linebacker Pittsburg Steelers (+2)
- Larry Fitzgerald, Vice-Captain & NFL wide receiver, Pebble Beach Champion (7)
- Jay Feely, Vice-Captain & NFL Champion, Kicker NY Giants, Chicago Bears (1)
- Seth Joyner, NFL Champion Philadelphia Eagles and NBC Sports Broadcaster (4)
- Patrick Peterson, American NFL Champion, Cornerback Arizona Cardinals (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, Former Buffalo Bill Quarterback and #1 golfer in the NFL (0)
- Kyle Williams- Former Football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills (0.7)
- Dan Uggla, American Major Baseball League & Silver Slugger Award Winner (1)
- Cody Ross, Former Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Baseball champion (3)
- Mike Conley Jr., National Basket League’s #2 amateur golfer (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 and BBC Sports Personality of the Year (6)
- Quincy Jones, alternate, American Philanthropist (4)
- Nicolas Colsaerts, Pro Golfer 2012 Ryder Cup Player TBC
- Victor Dubuisson, Pro Golfer TBC
- Tom Evans, Scottish Rugby player and X Factor star (6)
- Max Evans, Scottish Rugby Champion and 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)