8 things you didn’t know about Filippo Celli

8 things you didn’t know about Filippo Celli

1. Celli was born on September 6, 2000 in Rome, Italy.

2. The Italian golfer started the game late because his father took him to play when he was 13.

3. Celli’s club is Olgiata Golf Club, located just north of Rome. The course opened in 1962. It has 27 holes and it was here that in 1973 Tony Jacklin won the Italian Open, and where in 2004 Ian Poulter did so. It also hosted the World Cup.

4. Celli won the European Amateur Championship by shooting Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen. In the event which was played at Parador Campo de Golf El Saler in Spain, Celli shot 69 in the final round for the win. Celli became the fourth Italian player to lift the trophy.

5. In 2020, Celli got a chance to play golf in America when she was offered a scholarship to play at Texas Christian University. There, he finished 6th at the 2021 Big 12 Championship and 19th at the 2021 NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

6. As of this writing, Celli is ranked 76th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

7. Celli appears to be a Callaway Staff player as he uses a number of Callaway Staff clubs as well as an appropriate Callaway Staff bag. We have yet to confirm the specific specs it has as part of its setup.

8. With his win at the European Amateur Championship, Celli qualified for The Open Championship 2022. It was his 1st major appearance of any kind.

Michael C. Ford