Although Philip turnaround had already begun in 1998 with the oars, he started at the age of 24 years for the first time internationally, as he along with René Bertram, Daniel Makowski and Rene Burmeister took in the quadruple sculls at the European Championships in Brest, finishing in fourth place.
2011 won the 1.99 meter tall rowers of Wurzener Rowing Association black and yellow in Munich with its first World Cup race at all, after he had already won along with Tim Grohmann, Karl Schulze and Lauritz Schoof the German title in quadruple sculls. Schulze, turning, Schoof and Grohmann took second place at the World Cup in Hamburg and won in Lucerne. At the World Championships in Bled, the four rowers received the silver medal behind the Australian boat.
In the 2012 Olympics he won the gold medal in London with the quadruple sculls.
- 2011: Silver Medal at the World Championships in Bled in the quadruple sculls.
- 2012: Gold medal at the Summer Olympics in the quadruple sculls.