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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U.S. Open champ Spieth to play in John Deere Classic

Jun 23 2015 | 4:06 pm - Before heading to the British Open, the third stop on his quest for golf's Grand Slam, Jordan Spieth will return to Illinois to play in the John Deere Classic next month.

Illini’s Hardy eager for U.S. Open test

Jun 16 2015 | 5:09 pm - Just 10 months ago Northbrook’s Nick Hardy was getting ready for his freshman year at the University of Illinois. This week, at 19, he’s playing in the 115th U.S. Open at Washington’s Chambers Bay course. Len Ziehm has more in...

U.S. team takes Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms

Jun 15 2015 | 7:00 am - Leaving no chance for a collapse, Beau Hossler and Team USA cruised to a convincing Palmer Cup title over Team Europe on Sunday at Rich Harvest Farms.

Bouyed by Hossler, Americans lead going into Sunday’s Palmer Cup finale

Jun 13 2015 | 6:58 pm - Beau Hossler drilled the last putt of the day — a 12-footer for birdie — to take a 1-up victory over Austria’s Matthias Schwab and help the U.S. to a 13½-6½ lead over the Europeans on Saturday in the Palmer Cup.

U.S. team grabs lead in Palmer Cup matches

Jun 12 2015 | 8:43 pm - Illini golfer Thomas Detry split his two matches for Team Europe on Friday as the U.S. squad earned a 6-4 lead in Palmer Cup action at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Rich Harvest Farms welcomes Palmer Cup competitors

Jun 09 2015 | 6:07 pm - Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove is the site of this week's Palmer Cup competition between the top college players from the United States and European. Len Ziehm has more on the tournament in this report.

Illinois golf team falls short of NCAA finals

Jun 02 2015 | 10:17 pm - The Illinois men's golf team saw its season end Tuesday as the Illini were eliminated by Southern California in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament at Concession Club in Bradenton, Florida.

Hallberg seeks Senior Open berth at Barrington Hills sectional qualifier

May 26 2015 | 5:48 pm - Barrington Hills hosts a sectional qualifier for the 36th U.S. Senior Open on Wednesday, and Gary Hallberg will head the field. Though he’s long been a Colorado resident, Hallberg grew up in Barrington before enjoying a successful career as a...

Montgomerie wins Senior PGA

May 24 2015 | 8:15 pm - Hinsdale’s Jeff Sluman made a run at the title in the final round of the 76th Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. After making 5 birdies in his first 10 holes Sluman even thought he had a chance to catch front-runner Colin Montgomerie. But his...

Lehman leads Senior PGA

May 22 2015 | 8:21 pm - Tom Lehman claimed the 36-hole lead in the 76th Senior PGA Championship with a 5-under-par 67 on the Pete Dye course Friday. Two Chicago area players on the Champions circuit — Hinsdale’s Jeff Sluman and Lake Forest’s Chip Beck...

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