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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‘The Squeeze’ seeks its place among golf film classics

Mar 24 2015 | 1:30 pm - Several top pro golfers ̶̶ Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson ̶̶ have good things to say about a new golf movie, “The Squeeze,” which opens nationally on April 17. If golf fans can’t wait, Len...

Major expansion sey for Illinois Open golf

Feb 27 2015 | 7:01 pm - The Illinois PGA, in an effort to stimulate more entries in its biggest annual tournament, announced major changes to the Illinois Open on Friday. For the first time, the finals in the 65-year-old tournament will be played at two sites –...

Trevino, Graham highight Chicago Golf Show

Feb 24 2015 | 4:05 pm - This weekend’s 32nd annual Chicago Golf Show will be highlighted by Lee Trevino’s two appearances on Saturday, but much more will be going on than that during the event’s three-day run at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Two Chicago companies on cutting edge of new products

Jan 27 2015 | 10:23 pm - Two Chicago companies are on cutting edge ofnew golf products.

Strong finish for Wheaton’s Streelman

Oct 20 2014 | 7:01 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 | 6:16 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 | 8:16 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 | 7:05 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.

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