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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Ziehm: Lehman helps design innovative golf course

Feb 11 2016 | 7:07 pm - Tom Lehman — a two-time major championship winner, former Ryder Cup captain and a regular on the Champions Tour — has unveiled a radical new golf course design.

US Senior Women’s Open headed to Chicago Golf Club

Feb 06 2016 | 8:01 pm - Chicago Golf Club, based in Wheaton since 1893, was named Saturday as the first site of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. It’ll be played July 12-15, 2018.

Ziehm: LPGA to step up promotions for International Crown tournament

Feb 04 2016 | 6:56 pm - The LPGA Tour has taken a low-key approach to this year’s UL International Crown team competition since last fall’s surprise venue change to the Merit Club in Libertyville. That will soon change, as golf columnist Len Ziehm explains.

Merit Club picked to host LPGA’s International Crown

Nov 24 2015 | 5:00 pm - A new suburban Chicago site has been determined for next year’s UL International Crown. It will be played July 21-24 at the Merit Club in Libertyville, LPGA officials announced Tuesday.

LPGA’s International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms is off

Nov 11 2015 | 5:37 pm - The biggest event on Chicago’s golf calendar for 2016 — the UL International Crown — won’t be held as planned at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. According to a surprise announcement by the Ladies Professional Golf...

Big weekend for Mistwood’s Mickelson

Nov 02 2015 | 11:50 pm - Andy Mickelson, a member of Mistwood Golf Club’s teaching staff in Romeoville, captured the 39th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship last weekend on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ivanhoe Club to host Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship

Sep 30 2015 | 1:40 pm - Golf’s Web.com Tour is coming back to the Chicago suburbs.

Two unique events on tap for area golfers

Sep 29 2015 | 6:17 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm takes a closer look at two events on the October calendar: tThe U.S. FootGolf National Championship in Chicago, and the Speedgolf World Championship at The Glen Club in Glenview.

Zach Johnson could make it interesting in Atlanta

Sep 22 2015 | 5:09 pm - The Tour Championship, which tees off Thursday at East Lake in Atlanta, brings an end to the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season, and Zach Johnson is in an interesting position, writes golf columnist Len Ziehm.

Talk about a great Day in the sun

Sep 20 2015 | 6:28 pm - Jason Day led the $8.25 million BMW Championship wire to wire, but his victory — Day’s fourth in his last six starts — had more meaning. Not only did he stay atop the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, Day also took over the No. 1...

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