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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Golfers from near and far to unite in suburbs for Western Amateur

Jul 25 2017 | 6:56 pm - The history-rich Western Amateur isn’t always played in the Chicago area, but in recent years it has been — and that’s a good thing. This tourney at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe merits a prominent place on any golf calendar...

Flavin bests Hahn to take Illinois State Amateur

Jul 20 2017 | 7:31 pm - Patrick Flavin, of Highland Park found everything going his way at the Illinois State Amateur on Thursday, and he hung on for a 1-stroke victory after a final round 67.

Alexandra Farnsworth claims victory at Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 19 2017 | 7:44 pm - On Wednesday, Alexandra Farnsworth rallied from a 2-stroke deficit at the start of the day to post a 2-stroke victory over Hana Kim, the Northwestern star, in the 23rd staging of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood, in Romeoville.

Big golf week with Illinois Women’s Open and state amateur tourney

Jul 18 2017 | 11:56 am - The biggest glut of tournament golf in the Chicago area in many years reached the overload stage this week with two of the most important championships sharing almost identical dates. Len Ziehm has the details in his weekly golf column.

DeChambeau has dramatic finish at John Deere Classic

Jul 16 2017 | 8:48 pm - In a tournament rich in dramatic finishes, Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields, produced one of the very best.

Rodgers still leading JDC; local players hoping to catch up

Jul 15 2017 | 6:40 pm - Two local players, Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman and Northbrook’s Nick Hardy, arehopinf for a chance to reach leader Patrick Rodgers at the John Deere Classic. Rodgers sits 16 under par at 197 heading into Sunday’s final round.

Johnson maintains lead at Senior LPGA Championship

Jul 11 2017 | 7:08 pm - Trish Johnson leads by three strokes over Michelle Redman after the second round of the Senior LPGA Championship on Tuesday.

Moore looks for a repeat win at John Deere Classic

Jul 11 2017 | 1:57 pm - The John Deere Classic, Illinois’ only annual PGA Tour event, tees off for the 47th time on Thursday at TPC Deere Run, a course that helped defending champion Ryan Moore reach a new level in his golf career last year.

Special night for golf and Legends Hall of Fame

Jul 09 2017 | 7:24 pm - The Legends Hall of Fame inductions had been a seasonal highlight at French Lick Resort the past four years, but none of the previous celebrations was like the event staged Saturday night in the Hoosier Ballroom of the hotel’s Event Center.

Lopez gives ceremonial first shot at Symetra

Jul 07 2017 | 10:14 pm - While the 144 Symetra Tour players were starting to tee off on the Donald Ross Course, Nancy Lopez was hurrying over to the nearby Pete Dye Course to participate in the first of two pro-ams leading into Monday’s debut of the first Senior LPGA...

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