Why didn't Rory McIlroy shake Austin Johnson's hand after their Ryder Cup match?
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Why didn’t Rory McIlroy shake Austin Johnson’s hand after their Ryder Cup match?

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After Rory McIlroy ripped the heart outs of Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar with an eagle that ended their Friday afternoon four-ball match at the 2016 Ryder Cup, the Ulsterman took two bows before the crowd before turning to his opponents to shake hands.

McIlroy shakes hands with Kuchar, then Johnson, and then he mouths something to Johnson's brother and caddie Austin, before not shaking his hand and moving toward his European teammates to celebrate.



After the match, McIlroy was asked about the snub, and he was surprised that he did that. He said he got caught up in the moment and didn't intentionally not shake Austin's hand, adding that he gets along well with both Dustin and Austin. McIlroy said he would apologize to Austin for what happened.


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