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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Northwestern golfers fall short of title, but elated over tremendous week

May 24 2017 | 8:44 pm - A national championship eluded the Northwestern women’s golf team Wednesday, but you wouldn’t have known it, Arizona State, winning the team title for a record eighth time, handled the Wildcats 3½-1½ but that was hardly a...

Northwestern breaks through at NCAA Women’s Championship

May 23 2017 | 10:11 pm - The Northwestern women’s golf team moved a step closer to the national title Tuesday by beating Kent State in the morning quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

Women’s NCAA, Legends golf tournaments rained out

May 20 2017 | 7:52 pm - Both the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove and the $300,000 Red Nose Walgreen’s Charity Classic, for players on the LPGA Legends Tour, were rained out.

Northwestern women fight bad weather to take lead

May 19 2017 | 9:33 pm - Local favorite Northwestern took the NCAA women’s team lead and rain and cold sent scores soaring Friday at Rich Harvest Farms.

NCAA women’s golf tournament begins today at Rich Harvest Farms

May 18 2017 | 5:36 pm - The golf version of the NCAA Championships tees off today at Rich Harvest Farms with 24 women’s teams competing today through Wednesday.

How stem-cell therapy helped Vince India get his golf game back

May 16 2017 | 3:32 pm - Deerfield’s Vince India has won the Illinois State Amateur and been runner-up in the Illinois Open. Now he’s poised for bigger and better things on the Web.com and PGA Tour thanks to his willingness to try stem-cell therapy to cure his...

Northwestern women’s golf advances, but Illinois falters

May 10 2017 | 9:25 pm - Northwestern will be the only “home team” when the NCAA women’s golf championship tees off at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove on May 19.

Local qualifiers embark on the road to the U.S. Open and Erin Hills

May 09 2017 | 4:13 pm - The first tee shot of 117th U.S. Open at Wisconsin’s Erin Hills course is five weeks away, but the battle to get there got into full swing this week, and Len Ziehm has details on the first-round qualifiers.

Illini, Northwestern men’s golfers join NCAA regional field

May 04 2017 | 7:02 pm - With both the women’s and men’s golf teams at Illinois and Northwestern invited to NCAA regional play, there’s a good chance for in-state representation when the NCAA Finals are held at Rich Harvest Farms later this month.

Ziehm: PGA veteran Marty Schiene named head coach at DePaul

May 03 2017 | 12:17 am - Former professional golfer Marty Schiene is taking over as head coach of the DePaul University men’s team. Betty Kaufmann announced her retirement after 19 seasons as the Blue Demons’ head coach last week.

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