US star Lexi Thompson fighting virus ahead of Solheim Cup

Lexi Thompson of the United States reacts after a shot on the 10th fairway during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Star U.S. golfer Lexi Thompson has a virus, and captain Juli Inkster is worried about her status for this weekend’s Solheim Cup.

Inkster says Thompson has had a sore throat the past three days and been limited in practice. Thompson had to skip a news conference Wednesday.

Thompson is second in the Rolex Rankings. She’s the highest-rated player in the biennial tournament between the top American and European female golfers.

The Solheim Cup begins Friday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.