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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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Collins cruising at Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 30 2014 | 12:06 am - Mistwood’s recently renovated course has proven a tough challenge for the players in the 20th Illinois Women’s Open — with the exception of Emily Collins, that is.

Collins rolls after brief hiccup

Jul 30 2014 | 9:45 pm - Emily Collins shows she’s ready for the LPGA after record-setting victory in the Illinois Women’s Open.

Western Amateur one tough test

Jul 29 2014 | 10:22 pm - No tournament in golf, amateur or professional, requires as much to win as the Western Amateur. The Western Golf Association is conducting its annual golf marathon for the 112th time this week at Chicago’s Beverly Country Club, and Wednesday...

Hawkeye dominates Illinois Open...again

Jul 23 2014 | 9:13 pm - Lake Forest resident Brad Hopfinger held off Medinah teaching pro Travis Johns to win the biggest tournament of the year for Illinois residents, the Illinois Open. Finishing the 54-hole competition with a 71 in winds that gusted up to 28 miles per...

Mistwood ready for Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 22 2014 | 7:40 pm - A sold-out Sunday Pro-Am will kick off the 20th staging of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood in Romeoville. Len Ziehm also provides a look at the upcoming International Crown.

Bullington grabs 1-stroke lead after 67

Jul 22 2014 | 8:31 pm - Another University of Iowa golfer is showing the way in the Illinois Open heading into the final round.

Illinois Open to offer plenty of intrigue

Jul 19 2014 | 11:49 pm - The 65th Illinois Open golf tournament will have a record nine past champions and a record 81 amateurs in its starting field.

Knoll outlasts Hardy in 4-hole playoff

Jul 17 2014 | 9:08 pm - The reign of college players continued in the 84th Illinois State Amateur on Thursday — but this time it took a four-hole playoff to decide the champion. Deer Park’s Chadd Slutzky, a 36-year old financial trader, took a 2-shot lead...

Slutzky showing the young guys how it’s done

Jul 16 2014 | 9:31 pm - Chadd Slutzky could be the first non-college player to win the State Amateur if he can survive Wednesday’s 36-hole finale.

British Open challenge just what Johnson craves

Jul 15 2014 | 4:28 pm - Twenty-five players who competed in the John Deere Classic were on the tournament’s jet to the British Open on Sunday night, and golf columnist Len Ziehm says Zach Johnson figures to have the best chance of that group when the third major...

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