West Palm Beach, Florida, United States: Greg Norman will receive the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the third edition of the Monaco US Celebrity Golf Cup Presented by HSH 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 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 US Celebrity Golf Cup is divided between European and American celebrity amateur golfers.
Prince Albert II will honour Norman with the award at the closing Gala on June 27.
“I am thrilled to honour Greg Norman and present him with this truly deserved distinction,” said HSH Prince Albert II. “His outstanding sporting achievements and charisma places him amongst the best players in the history of golf.”
Norman said: “I am deeply grateful to HSH Prince Albert II and honoured to have been selected to receive this tribute. 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 on-board 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 USA is looking to defend its 2016 and 2018 titles. Pascal Grizot as the Honorary Captain of Team Europe hopes to capture the trophy for the first time.