Ne20(p, p'γ) 1.63-MeV angular correlations have been measured in the 5.2-6.10 MeV energy range, where the elastic and inelastic excitation functions vary in a compensating manner. The measurements have been made at 5.25-, 5.55-, and 6.10-MeV proton energies, the position of the proton detector being at 60°, 90°, and 120°. One obtains strong angular correlation functions of the form A+B22(θ-θ0), where θ0 defines the axis of symmetry. The angular correlation curves are insensitive to a change of the incident proton energy and θ0 is situated in the proximity of the recoil direction θR of the nucleus. These facts could constitute an argument in favor of the direct-interaction mechanism.