Runner-up on the Japan Tour money list in 2018 and 2019, both times being denied top spot by Shugo Imahira.
In the last four months of 2019 he had four runner-up finishes, a tie for third and a one-stroke victory at the Top Cup Tokai Classic, his fourth win on the circuit.
The fifth came this May at the Golf Partner Pro-am, where he needed extra holes to see off Tomoharu Otsuki and Scott Vincent.
Norris also had a superb late run in 2018, being runner-up at the Japan Open – Yuki Inamori grabbed the Royal Portrush spot on offer there – and capturing the Heiwa PGM Championship.
He played at Carnoustie in 2018 thanks to another joint third place at the Joburg Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series, in his home city.
His first Japan Tour success was the 2016 Myanmar Open, co-sanctioned with the Asian circuit, and in 2017 a closing 64 saw him storm to a four-stroke victory in the Tour Championship, which took him to second on the money list on the very day the top two received Open exemptions. He is also a two-time winner on the Sunshine Tour and the Asian circuit.