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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Strong field of Web.com players lined up for Rust-Oleum Championship

May 17 2016 | 3:59 pm - The PGA Tour is bringing its secondary circuit back to the Chicago area for the first time since 2008, but things have changed a lot since then. Len Ziehm takes a closer look at the Web.com Tour coming to Ivanhoe Club June 6-12 for the $600,000...

Bauer captures IPGA Match Play Championship

May 12 2016 | 7:30 pm - Kyle Bauer captured the 65th Illinois PGA Match Play Championship at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer and his win came on a day when all the players had an unusually difficult physical test due to play being delayed by weather all week

Illini, Northwestern golf teams chasing NCAA titles

May 10 2016 | 2:21 pm - The collegiate golf season is reaching its climax, and it could go down as one of the best as far as Illinois schools are concerned. Len Ziehm offers a closer look at the strong performance by Illinois men’s golf, and both men’s and...

Can Billiter, Brodell top last year’s victories?

May 03 2016 | 5:09 pm - The 65th Match Play Championship gets underway on Monday at Kemper Lakes, and Jim Billiter of the Merit Club will be there to defend his title. Len Ziehm has more in his weekly golf column.

Illini men and Northwestern women rule Big Ten golf

Apr 26 2016 | 1:10 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm has a column on the Big Ten titles won by the University of Illinois men’s team and the Northwestern women’s team, plus the latest on the CDGA tournament season, and the American Junior Golf tournament coming...

With new clubhouse, Mistwood returns in grand style

Apr 19 2016 | 1:26 pm - Though this golf season is still young, big things are already happening at some of the public facilities — and not just at Mistwood, which opened a spectacular 27,000-square-foot clubhouse. Two Wheaton facilities — Cantigny and...

Australian Webb excited to return to Merit Club for 2016 Crown

Apr 12 2016 | 4:31 pm - Australia qualified for the UL International Crown team tournament, meaning LPGA veteran Karrie Webb will be returning to the Merit Club, where she won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2000.

Ziehm: Nicklaus’ last Masters title remains memorable

Apr 05 2016 | 12:54 pm - This week marks the 80th playing of the Masters tournament and the 30th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus’ last championship, which Len Ziehm covered. There will never be another one like it.

Memorable year already for Wheaton golfer Kevin Streelman

Mar 29 2016 | 10:48 am - Wheaton native Kevin Streelman, the only Chicago area player to qualify for next week’s Masters, has had an eventful year already after the birth of his son, Rhett Davis, on March 22. Len Ziehm has more in his golf column.

Will housing boom boost World Golf Hall of Fame’s growth?

Mar 09 2016 | 3:34 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm explains why the ever-changing World Golf Hall of Fame in st. Augstine, Florida, should be a regular stop for serious golfers,

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