Editorial

Len Ziehm

Len Ziehm has covered sports in the Chicago area for 43 years. While he has covered a wide variety of sports, he has been following professional golfers since 1972, becoming the longest tenured golf writer ever in Chicago, surpassing the legendary Charlie Bartlett, who was the golf editor for the Chicago Tribune from 1936-67.

Among his many credits, Len has covered 10 Masters, 17 PGA Championships, 27 U.S. Opens, four U.S. Women’s Opens, and the last 34 Western Opens while at the Chicago Sun-Times.

He started writing for the Daily Herald in 2011, and is excited to add the 39th Ryder Cup to his duties.

Len also contributed many columns to Chicagoland Golf, a publication founded by his good friend, the late Phil Kosin. He also has been a member of the selection committee for the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

In addition to his Wednesday golf column for the Daily Herald, Ziehm contributes to the Chicago District Golfer magazine, the Chicago Area Golf newspaper and the Illinois PGA website.

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Carol Rhoades becomes first woman to earn IPGA’s top honor

Sep 19 2017 | 3:14 pm - Carol Rhoades has been named the IPGA’s Professional of the Year, an award presented annually since 1955 to the section member whose “total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional.” It is the first...

Leishman on path to win BMW Championship today

Sep 16 2017 | 7:33 pm - Marc Leishman is hardly a household name in the golf world, but if he can hold his game together, he will likely win the BMW Championship today and be in a great position to win the FedEx Cup’s $10 million bonus next week in Atlanta.

Leishman backs up good start, but Day’s in hot pursuit at BMW

Sep 15 2017 | 8:06 pm - Another Australian golfer may be leading the BMW Championship, but the story halfway through the third of four FedEx Cup Playoff events has been Jason Day. Day was the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer at the start of 2017. Then things went...

Conway Farms proved more than worthy as a BMW Championship host

Sep 13 2017 | 6:17 am - While the 11th BMW Championship concludes its three-year run at Conway Farms on Sunday, the relationship with the Western Golf Association’s tournament has been a very satisfying one for the Conway Farms membership, as Len Ziehm explains.

Rough finish ends Streelman’s bid to make BMW Championship

Sep 05 2017 | 12:36 pm - There’s only one bad thing about the upcoming BMW Championship, the climax to Chicago’s golf tournament season: Kevin Streelman won’t be there. The Wheaton pro, last of the players with Chicago connections in the PGA...

Ziehm: Streelman only local player in FedEx playoff

Aug 29 2017 | 7:10 pm - While Luke Donald and D.A. Points played much better than Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman did in the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs, only Streelman will be moving on for the second leg. Len Ziehm explains.

What it’ll be like to play in world’s biggest golf tournament

Aug 25 2017 | 7:11 pm - The 34th Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship will begin its five-day run on Monday with more than 3,200 players — and golf columnist Len Ziehm will be one of them. Players from all 50 states and 30 countries will be among the...

Schumacher’s hot streak propels him to Illinois PGA Championship

Aug 23 2017 | 7:10 pm - Adam Schumacher, in his fourth season as an assistant pro at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, went on a hot streak on the back nine of Medinah Country Club’s No. 1 course and that propelled him to a 3-stroke victory over playing partner Brett...

England’s Casey aiming for another return to BMW Championship

Aug 22 2017 | 5:07 pm - The FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway this week in New York, and Len Ziehm takes a closer look at the third leg of the tournament, the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest Sept. 14-17.

Arlington Heights native Ghim has chance to win U.S. Amateur

Aug 19 2017 | 6:51 pm - Doug Ghim is already one of golf’s most inspiring players, no matter how his 36-hole championship match in the U.S. Amateur turns out on Sunday.

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