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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‘Gut feeling’ helps land Illini golf Pieters on Ryder Cup team

Aug 30 2016 | 12:31 pm - Darren Clarke, captain of Team Europe for the 2016 Ryder Cup matches, said picking former Illini star Thomas Pieters for the team came down to a “gut feeling.” Len Ziehm has more in this weekly golf column.

Ziehm: Will Illini coach Small grab his 12th IPGA crown?

Aug 23 2016 | 4:26 pm - Mike Small considers himself a coach first and a still-competitive player second. Next week, however, those roles may blur a bit as the Illini men’s coach goes after his 12th title in the 94th Illinois PGA Championship at Olympia Fields...

Johnson wins Legends in epic playoff

Aug 21 2016 | 9:36 pm - The longest playoff in the 16-year history of The Legends Tour and the first in the Legends Championship’s four-year run was an epic battle that ended with England’s Trish Johnson taking the title from Juli Inkster.

Three-way tie for lead at Legends Championship

Aug 20 2016 | 7:13 pm - Becky Iverson started fast, Juli Inkster finished strong and Trish Johnson’s consistency was critical. In the end they shared the lead after Saturday’s first round of The Legends Championship on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick...

Big week ahead for LPGA’s Nicole Jeray at Legends Championship

Aug 16 2016 | 11:22 am - At 45, Nicole Jeray of Berwyn has already cashed checks on all three of the women’s golf tours this year and her biggest pay day could be coming this week at the fourth annual Legends Championship on the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind.

Moore has it all under control to win John Deere Classic

Aug 14 2016 | 10:10 pm - Ryan Moore “won” the John Deere Classic with his gritty play Saturday. No one really challenged him in Sunday’s final round at TPC Deere Run as he led throughout for a 2-stroke victory over playing partner Ben Martin.

Moore has stroke lead at John Deere with Martin, Hoffman in hot pursuit

Aug 13 2016 | 9:12 pm - Ryan Moore, who lipped out his birdie putt on the final green at 8:25 p.m. in near darkness, posted his third straight 65. He’s 18 under par for the 54 holes, but that great scoring is good for only a 1-stroke lead over Ben Martin and Morgan...

Loupe, Gillis shoot 64 to share lead at John Deere Classic

Aug 12 2016 | 9:02 pm - SILVIS, IL — Andrew Loupe and Tom Gillis, two of the players unable to finish their first rounds on Thursday, posted 7-under-par 64s on Friday to claim the 18-hole lead in the rain-delayed John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

Severe weather halts play at John Deere Classic

Aug 11 2016 | 9:30 pm - Severe weather halts play on the first day of the John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities.

For Steve Stricker, John Deere Classic tourney feels like home

Aug 10 2016 | 4:58 pm - While the John Deere Classic doesn’t draw one of the best fields on the PGA Tour, the JDC does have Steve Stricker, and that counts for a lot. Strick is one of five former Illini golfers in the field.

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