Bryson Dechambeau apologizes for European Open handshake 'brevity'

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Bryson Dechambeau in action at the European Open (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Bryson Dechambeau has apologized to Richard McEvoy for his “brevity” after the American missed out on a European Open victory Sunday.

Dechambeau and McEvoy started the final round as co-leaders, but Dechambeau fell away with a closing 6-over 78 in Hamburg, Germany. 

McEvoy secured his first European title on his 285th attempt following a victory on the Challenger Tour in France the previous week.

Dechambeau was criticized for offering only a token handshake to the unheralded Englishman after the biggest win of his career, leading to the world No. 23 to express his regret for reacting in such a manner after a difficult day on the course.

 

Tough finish today at the @peo_18 , but overall I had a great week in Hamburg. Thank you to Porsche European Open for having me. A terrific golf course with great support from the fans. I apologize to Richard McEvoy and the fans for my brevity on 18. He is a class act, worthy champion and I enjoyed playing with him the past two days. Looking forward to next week in Akron at the @wgc_bridgestone and continuing to work hard on my game

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“Tough finish at the @peo_18, but overall I had a great week in Hamburg. Thank you to Porsche European Open for having me.” he posted on Instagram. “A terrific golf course with great support from the fans. I apologize to Richard McEvoy and the fans for my brevity on 18.

“He is a class act, worthy champion and I enjoyed playing with him the past two days. Looking forward to next week in Akron at the @wgc_bridgestone and continuing to work hard on my game.”