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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Heavens, Carroll share lead in Illinois Open

Jul 25 2016 | 10:19 pm - Christian Heavens and Brian Carroll shoot 66 to share lead at 67th Illinois Open.

Cooke looking to defend title at Illinois Open

Jul 24 2016 | 7:36 pm - The Illinois Open golf tournament begins Monday. David Cooke is set to defend his title against a field of 258 - including Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller.

Team USA wins International Crown

Jul 24 2016 | 7:32 pm - Team USA captured the UL International Crown on Sunday at the Merit Club.

Team USA stages comeback to advance to Sunday play at International Crown

Jul 23 2016 | 4:54 pm - Team USA won both its best ball matches against Japan on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s concluding singles competition of the UL International Crown at the Merit Club.

Team USA gets on the board at UL International Crown

Jul 22 2016 | 6:11 pm - Team USA bounced back from a disastrous first day at the UL International Crown on Friday, taking 3 points from Thailand.

Hardy makes history in amateur win at St. Charles

Jul 21 2016 | 9:02 pm - No golfer in the 86-year history of the Illinois State Amateur came close to doing what Northbrook’s Nick Hardy did this week at St. Charles Country Club. A 64-65 finish during Thursday’s concluding double round enabled Hardy to post a...

Illini golfer wins Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 20 2016 | 7:16 pm - Stevenson High School grad and University of Illinois junior Stephanie Miller won the Illinois Women’s Open on Wednesday at Mistwood in Romeoville.

Ziehm: 4 Chicago-area golf tournaments in 10 days

Jul 13 2016 | 9:24 am - Rarely have a series of big Chicago-area golf tournaments been condensed into such a short time frame. Beginning Monday, July 18, there will be four such events crammed into a 10-day period.

Golf stars to shine at UL International Crown

Jul 09 2016 | 5:20 am - The global aspect of women’s professional golf couldn’t be more obvious over the next two months. First comes the UL International Crown — an event involving teams from eight countries — at Merit Club from July 19-24.

Ziehm: Kelly, Cooke prepare for Illinois title defenses

Jul 05 2016 | 6:33 pm - Wheaton’s Tee-K Kelly and Bolingbrook’s David Cooke, coming off solid senior seasons as college players, are preparing to for some big challenges this month. Kelly will defend his Illinois State Amateur title July 19-21, while Cooke...

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