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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. Womenís 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 finish for Wheaton’s Streelman

Oct 20 2014 | 6:01 pm - Chicago’s golf season may be in its final days as far as 2014 goes, but you wouldn’t know it by developments over the last few days. Len Ziehm takes a look at the PGA Tour, where Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman made a final-round...

Will Elgin’s Sainz defend Chicago Open title?

Oct 01 2014 | 5:16 pm - Carlos Sainz Jr. will be the focal point of the Chicago Open, the last big tournament of the local season — assuming he plays, that is. As Len Ziehm explains, Sainz, 28, is uncommitted as he waits to see if he'll start the PGA Tour season...

Larson calls 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah ‘a lifetime event’

Sep 23 2014 | 7:16 pm - With the world golf spotlight is on Gleneagles in Scotland for the 40th Ryder Cup matches, Len Ziehm talks with Don Larson, chairman of the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah, about that epic week 2012, and what the future holds for the club.

Elgin’s Sainz Jr. earns PGA Tour card

Sep 21 2014 | 6:05 pm - The Chicago area has a new member on the PGA Tour. Elgin’s Carlos Sainz Jr. earned playing privileges for the 2014-15 season after finishing in a tie for 31st place in the Web.com Tour Championship on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

Illini Invitational attracts top college teams

Sep 09 2014 | 5:03 pm - A pair of talented college freshmen, Texas golferDoug Ghim of Arlington Heights and Illini golfer Nick Hardy of Northbrook, could have an impact during the Illini Invitational tourney at Olympia Fields this weekend.

Donald fails to make cut

Sep 02 2014 | 11:48 pm - These are not the best of times for Luke Donald even though his last tournament round was a great one — a 67 to conclude the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday in Boston.

Hectic two weeks ahead for WGA staffers

Aug 26 2014 | 6:02 pm - This may well be the busiest two weeks in the Western Golf Association’s 105-year history. The Hotel Fitness Championship tees off Thursday at Sycamore Hills in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the WGA’s biggest event follows with a Sept. 4-6...

NIU’s Jeray fighting to keep her LPGA card

Aug 12 2014 | 1:15 pm - Nicole Jeray, Chicago’s only LPGA Tour player, needs one big tournament to give her career a boost. Len Ziehm has more in this week's golf column, which includes an update on a big week for Carlos Sainz Jr. on the Web.com Tour.

McIlroy shines through the darkness at PGA

Aug 10 2014 | 11:04 pm - There was some confusion on the last hole, but that didn’t detract from another Rory McIlroy victory in the PGA Championship. As darkness fell in the tournament, McIlroy's game shined on.

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