A second-place finish at the Japan Golf Open has helped Shaun Norris break into the top 100 as he continues to enjoy success on the course in the Far East.
Norris jumped to a career-best 93rd – up 33 from his position last week – in the world after finishing two shots behind Yuki Inamori at the Yokohama Country Club.
The 36-year-old joins Louis Oosthuizen (down one place to 37th), Branden Grace (down one place to 47th), Charl Schwartzel (down two places to 67th), Dylan Frittelli (down three places to 73rd) and Justin Harding (up two places 91st) in the top 100 with Brandon Stone dropping out after missing the cut at the British Masters.
Oosthuizen dropped a spot despite securing a top-five finish at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia as he works his way towards the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in November.
Norris adds his runner-up finish – which saw him add R2.84-million to his bank account – to four other top 10s on the Japan Tour this year where he occupies fourth spot on the moneylist.
There was no change in the world’s top 10, which sees Dustin Johnson remain in first place ahead of Justin Rose and 2017-18 Player of the Year Brooks Koepka.
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