On the second day of the Solheim Cup, with the USA leading 5½-2½ after day one, Annika Sörenstam brought a blow-up punchbag into the team room and posted a picture of opposing team member Dottie Pepper's face on it, inviting her team mates to join in and hit it. This aggressive approach from the usually quiet and reserved Sörenstam was no doubt a reaction to the perceived gamesmanship of Pepper (pictured), who could be ruthless in her pursuit of a win and encouraged the rest of her side to do likewise. In 1994 Pepper had been heard to shout "Yes" when her opponent Laura Davies missed a short putt in a close game; when told this bad etiquette had upset the Europeans she would only reply "I really don't care". In 1998 Sörenstam was asked to replay a chip shot she had just holed because she had played out of turn - missing the second time, of course.
The punchbag did not do the trick however, as the Europeans fell further behind on day two. They managed to edge the last day singles, but nevertheless lost the match 16-12 to give the Americans a 4-1 lead from the five matches played since 1990.