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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World Champion golfer has the speed to prove it

Oct 18 2016 | 6:09 pm - SpeedGolf, a sport created 14 years ago, combines a player’s golf score with his time covering 18 holes — and Jamie Young is good at it. So good that he’s now the world champion.

Ziehm: Medinah’s Ryder Cup experience set stage for Hazeltine

Sep 29 2016 | 6:49 pm - Whether the U.S. team — with the same captain, Davis Love III, returning — learned from the meltdown at Medinah won’t be determined until the matches begin on Friday. On the preparation side, however, the lessons from Medinah...

Arnie provided the passion for golf

Sep 26 2016 | 10:21 am - Arnold Palmer is gone. Where do I begin to tell you how impactful this is to golf — and to me personally?

As PGA season ends, Streelman joins Urlacher on TV series

Sep 13 2016 | 3:27 pm - While annother PGA Tour season ended for Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman and Luke Donald, the former Northwestern star, at Sunday’s BMW Championship, Streelman has something to look forward to: a new show on The Golf Channel with former...

Streelman, Donald face long odds at BMW Challenge

Sep 06 2016 | 6:30 pm - This week’s BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., features the 70 survivors in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and PGA veterans Kevin Streelman of Wheaton and Luke Donald of Northwestern face long odds to make the top 30 and advance to...

Clockwise or counterclockwise, The Loop will be an attention-grabber

Sep 05 2016 | 10:29 pm - The Loop, created by the highly imaginative Michigan architect Tom Doak, is an 18-hole course that can be played in two directions.

Small wins IPGA Championship for record-setting 12th time

Aug 31 2016 | 7:15 pm - Mike Small, the very successful men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois, won another Illinois PGA Championship on Wednesday. Small’s record 12th victory in the 94th playing of the tournament wasn’t like any of the others...

‘Gut feeling’ helps land Illini golf Pieters on Ryder Cup team

Aug 30 2016 | 11:31 am - Darren Clarke, captain of Team Europe for the 2016 Ryder Cup matches, said picking former Illini star Thomas Pieters for the team came down to a “gut feeling.” Len Ziehm has more in this weekly golf column.

Ziehm: Will Illini coach Small grab his 12th IPGA crown?

Aug 23 2016 | 3:26 pm - Mike Small considers himself a coach first and a still-competitive player second. Next week, however, those roles may blur a bit as the Illini men’s coach goes after his 12th title in the 94th Illinois PGA Championship at Olympia Fields...

Johnson wins Legends in epic playoff

Aug 21 2016 | 8:36 pm - The longest playoff in the 16-year history of The Legends Tour and the first in the Legends Championship’s four-year run was an epic battle that ended with England’s Trish Johnson taking the title from Juli Inkster.

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