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read also:Agbonlahor confident Grealish relationship with Villa fans solid Now Agbonlahor has chimed in, telling Watkins to “sign da ting” on Instagram attaching a photo of the striker to his post. And Villa fans have reacted, with one fan saying: “He’s coming for you record Gabs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Aston Villa hero, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has sent Ollie Watkins a message after reports emerged that the Brentford striker is nearing a £28 million move to Villa Park. The deal, which could raise an extra £5m if various add-ons are activated, would see Watkins become Villa’s record signing with the amount the club are set to pay for the former Exeter City man more than the £22m paid to Club Brugge for Wesley Moraes last summer. Villa head coach Dean Smith is set to be reunited with Watkins, whom he signed from Exeter in 2017 while in charge at Brentford. Watkins scored 26 goals last season, winning the Championship player of the year award for his efforts in helping Thomas Frank’s side to the play-off final where they were beaten by Fulham last month.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest Women11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-sA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World
With only 12 Open places across four courses – three at each venue – there was no margin for error for the 288 hopefuls. Higgins’ excuse was that he had taken all his clubs back to his car as he did not think he would need them again after posting a five-under 137 only to be called for a play-off. And while Higgins’ mistake might not have been as expensive as Woosnam’s mistake 12 years ago – that cost the Welshman second place and lost him £218,334 and a place in the Ryder Cup – but it was as damaging. Royal North Devon amateur Jimmy Mullen topped the qualifier at North Berwick after back-to-back 68s gave him a six-under total. It was not a good day for former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie either after blew his bid to return to The Open for the first time since 2009. The 50-year-old Scot carded a second-round 76, having been in contention after an opening 69, to finish three over and four adrift of qualification at Gullane. Amateurs Ben Stow, from Rushmore in Salisbury, and 2012 British Boys champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, from Hallamshire in Sheffield, went through with Sweden’s Oscar Floren. Reigning Scottish amateur champion Grant Forrest booked a maiden Open appearance at The Open as the 20-year-old, from Craigielaw less four miles from this year’s venue Muirfield but studying at San Diego University, carded rounds of 67 and 65 to post an eight-under aggregate of 132 at Dunbar. The other two to secure their Open places at Dunbar were Australian John Wade, who took a holiday to play in qualifying, and India’s Shiv Kapur, both one shot behind. Kent professional Steven Tiley ensured a third Open appearance in four years with some impressive scoring at The Musselburgh. A total of 13 birdies in 36 holes saw him finish nine under, three ahead of Scot Lloyd Saltman, winner of the Silver Medal for leading amateur in the 2005 Open at St Andrews, and High Wycombe 21-year-old Tyrell Hatton, who played his first Open at the Old Course three years ago, who both finished six under. A calamitous oversight by David Higgins ended the Irishman’s Open chances after he lost a play-off having discovered one club too many in his bag. Press Association In a scenario similar to Ian Woosnam at the 2001 Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes, the 40-year-old European Tour professional from Waterville realised he was carrying 15 clubs – one more than rules allow. The 40-year-old, whose has his fair share of bad luck in his career after breaking his left wrist and right elbow in a horseriding accident in 1997, incurred a two-stroke penalty and his two rivals Gareth Wright and George Murray progressed from Local Final Qualifying at North Berwick.
The BMW Championship will mark the end for another round of golfers as the PGA Tour’s 2019 FedEx Cup playoffs field whittles down once more.The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup points standings are eligible to compete at Medinah Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago, but only the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship. That includes Tiger Woods, who says he’s feeling better after pulling out of last week’s Northern Trust put will need a strong weekend to make up ground and qualify for the final weekend of the season in Atlanta. Follow scores from the 2019 BMW Championship below with our live leaderboard.BMW Championship leaderboard: Live scores from Round 4LeaderboardBMW Championship14 – 17 August 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Justin ThomasUSA-25656961682632Patrick CantlayUSA-22666768652663Hideki MatsuyamaJapan-20696373632684Tony FinauUSA-18676668692705Brandt SnedekerUSA-16667167682725Jon RahmSpain-16686966692727Corey ConnersCanada-15696669692737Lucas GloverUSA-15666969692739Kevin KisnerUSA-14686869692749Adam ScottAustralia-146771696727411Sungjae ImSouth Korea-137072666727511Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa-137069686827511Tommy FleetwoodEngland-137066706927511Kevin TwayUSA-136967706927511Rickie FowlerUSA-136770687027516Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-126768677427616Vaughn TaylorUSA-127370676627616J.T. PostonUSA-126874666827619Rory McIlroyNorthern Ireland-116967707127719Jason KokrakUSA-116573706927719Marc LeishmanAustralia-117271676727719Xander SchauffeleUSA-116768707227719Patrick ReedUSA-116871687027724Brooks KoepkaUSA-106871726727824Joel DahmenUSA-106671697227824Paul CaseyEngland-107070677127824Webb SimpsonUSA-107072676927828Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea-97170696927928Si Woo KimSouth Korea-97067717127928Abraham AncerMexico-96872697027931Joaquin NiemannChile-87465697228031Emiliano GrilloArgentina-87270687028031Ian PoulterEngland-87070716928031C.T. PanChina-87167707228031Gary WoodlandUSA-87073647328031Wyndham ClarkUSA-86973657328037Scott PiercyUSA-76773707128137Jordan SpiethUSA-77071707028137Charles Howell IIIUSA-77069736928137Tiger WoodsUSA-77171677228137Ryan MooreUSA-77169697228137Billy HorschelUSA-77173696828143Andrew PutnamUSA-67169736928243Adam HadwinCanada-66768717628243Ryan PalmerUSA-66872707228243Troy MerrittUSA-66976716628243Keegan BradleyUSA-66974687128248Phil MickelsonUSA-57073697128348Collin MorikawaUSA-56773727128348Shane LowryRepublic of Ireland-57274686928348Bryson DeChambeauUSA-57171717028352Jason DayAustralia-47071697428452Keith MitchellUSA-47274677128452Justin RoseEngland-46873737028452Matt KucharUSA-47170737028452Dylan FrittelliSouth Africa-47269717228457Dustin JohnsonUSA-37072727128557Jim FurykUSA-36672757228557Chez ReavieUSA-36768747628557Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland-36972737128561Max HomaUSA-27067717828661Francesco MolinariItaly-27273687328663Rafa Cabrera BelloSpain-16972747228763Sung-hoon KangSouth Korea-16973737228765J.B. HolmesUSAPar6971767228865Adam LongUSAPar7270717528865Cameron ChampUSAPar7168787128868Harold Varner IIIUSA+17274717228969Nate LashleyUSA+372737076291Click here or refresh if you can’t view the leaderboard. Woods is ranked 38th in points (1,003) — the lowest of golf’s 2019 major winners — and needs at least 1,100 to crack the 30-player field.A windfall of 2,000 points will be awarded to the winner of the BMW Championship (Patrick Reed moved up from 50th to second overall with his victory last week). Points are also given to players who finish in the top 16 — meaning that’s the threshold Woods needs to meet to have a chance to play on.MORE: Watch the BMW Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New rules for the 2019 Tour Championship also make positioning important.Via the PGA Tour:The FedExCup points leader after the first two Playoffs events will begin the Tour Championship at 10-under par. The No. 2 player will start at 8 under. The No. 3 player starts at 7 under; the No. 4 player starts at 6 under; the No. 5 player starts at 5 under. Players 6-10 start at 4 under; players 11-15 start at 3 under; players 16-20 start at 2 under; players 21-25 start at 1 under; and players 26-30 start at even par.Brooks Koepka enters the BMW Championship as the top points-earner in 2019 (2,980), followed by Reed (2,774), Rory McIlroy (2,670), Matt Kuchar (2,313) and Jon Rahm (2,097). Hideki Matsuyama (No. 33) and Jordan Spieth (No. 44) join Woods on the fringes, at risk of playing their final PGA tournament of 2019.
Submitted by Thurston CountyThurston County’s Medical Reserve Corps celebrated one of their own April 9 at their annual volunteer appreciation celebration.Dr. Diana Yu, founder of the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps and the county’s Health Officer for nearly 20 years, was honored with the group’s first Volunteer of the Year Award. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers chose Dr. Yu as the recipient and namesake of the new award to honor her hard work and dedication to public health in Thurston County and for creating the group of emergency response volunteers. As Dr. Yu plans for her retirement later this fall, MRC volunteers noted the award is for Volunteer of the Year, but Dr Yu’s contribution to the health and well-being of Thurston County residents spans her entire career—well beyond just the previous 12 months.“I’m overwhelmed,” said a surprised Dr. Yu. “You know, all I really did was talk a lot of other people into doing what they love to do—volunteer for their community.”“There are people in the local health community who have known for years that Dr. Yu is a force of nature when it comes to protecting the public’s health in our area,” said Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Don Sloma, who presented the award Tuesday. “It’s really great to see her recognized for all that she does for this community.”Dr. Yu’s dedication to the Medical Reserve Corps in Thurston County was also noted by those outside the county borders. Captain Robert J. Tosatto of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in Maryland and director of the national Medical Reserve Corps program sent a letter thanking Dr. Yu for her commitment to the program and commending her for growing the program over the past 11 years into the strong network of dedicated volunteers it is today.Thurston County Commissioners Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe expressed appreciation for all of the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and their commitment to the health of Thurston County. They noted that that MRC volunteers donated more than 1100 hours of their time in 2012 for training and health events, including several back-to-school vaccination clinics organized in part to help curb the whooping cough epidemic in Washington state.The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system’s response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 900 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units.Are you interested in volunteering with e Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps? You don’t need to be a doctor or nurse to volunteer. Visit the Thurston County MRC website at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/admin/preparedness/mrc.html, or contact Sue Poyner, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department, at (360) 867-2551 or [email protected] to learn more. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0