US star Lexi Thompson fighting virus ahead of Solheim Cup

USA's-Lexi-Thompson-lines-up-her-putt-on-the-8th-green.-(Kenny-Smith/AP)

USA's Lexi Thompson lines up her putt on the 8th green. (Kenny Smith/AP)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — 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.

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