Vice-captain Catriona Matthew was spotted on the course yesterday, after Suzann Pettersen was limited to putting only at Des Moines Golf Club, ahead of the Solheim Cup, which gets underway on Friday.

It is thought that the move is just a precautionary measure by team captain Annika Sorenstam, after the Norwegian picked up a niggling back injury.

Meanwhile Europe's top ranked player Anna Nordqvist, who was reliant on a captain's pick after being sidelined for much of July with glandular fever, appears to be making a timely recovery.

"Pretty happy where I'm at and so far I've been making it through 18 holes," Nordqvist said. "Hopefully as the week goes on I can hopefully play even two matches in one day."

There are also injury/illness concerns for the Americans, with USA Captain Juli Inkster announcing that Lexi Thompson is battling a virus. Thompson, who is competing in her third Solheim Cup, postponed her scheduled Tuesday press conference to later in the week and provided the following statement:

"Unfortunately, I have been battling an illness for the past few days and am having difficulty sleeping. I have been advised to focus on getting some rest in order to make a full recovery. I'm looking forward to getting healthy and having an amazing Solheim week. Thank you for your support and understanding."

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