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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15-year-old youngest champ at Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 29 2015 | 7:05 pm - Madasyn Pettersen, at 15, was the youngest player in the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood, in Romeoville. She was also the best — and by a long shot.

Rich Harvest Farms ready for Western Am

Jul 28 2015 | 9:56 pm - The 113th Western Amateur takes over Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove next week, with the first tee shots scheduled for Tuesday following a practice day for all of the 156 competitors.

Conway Farms’ extensive course renovations enhance viewing experience

Jul 23 2015 | 7:24 pm - Although the Western Golf Association’s premier tournament, the BMW Championship, is still nearly two months away, the WGA showed off the improvements coming for the third tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.

‘Emotional’ Illinois Open win for Cooke

Jul 22 2015 | 9:46 pm - David Cooke’s 5-shot victory Wednesday in the 66th Illinois Open at Royal Melbourne in Long Grove was the biggest since Gary Hallberg’s triumph in 1977.

Ziehm: Smaller field for Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 21 2015 | 6:04 pm - As the Illinois Open comes to a close this week for the state's top golfers, the Illinois Women's Open prepares for another championship on Monday. Golf columnist Len Ziehm has more on both big events.

Lawrence’s record 62 leads Illinois Open

Jul 20 2015 | 11:36 pm - Monday turned out a big day for the golfers at Conway Farms — but an even bigger one for David Lawrence. The Moline golfer shot a 9-under-par 62 at Royal Melbourne in Long Grove, the lowest round in the 66-year history of the Illinois Open.

Wheaton golfer wins Illinois amateur championship

Jul 16 2015 | 8:07 pm - Tee-K Kelly, a Medinah member from Wheaton, won his second Illinois State Amatuer golf title in a three-hole aggregate score playoff with 18-year old Conor Dore of Chicago, but that result was somewhat overshadowed by the record rounds posted by two...

Tournament season heats up for Illinois golfers

Jul 14 2015 | 1:39 pm - It's the peak of the golf tournament season in Illinois, and golf columnist Len Ziehm has all the details on several important upcoming tournaments.

Jordan Spieth ready for third leg of potential Grand Slam

Jul 12 2015 | 9:40 pm - Jordan Spieth is more than ready to claim the third leg of what could be the first modern-day golf Grand Slam. The 21-year-old Masters and U.S. Open champion won the John Deere Classic for the second time without his best stuff on Sunday, then...

Spieth coming on strong at John Deere Classic

Jul 10 2015 | 7:55 pm - Second-guessers abounded when Jordan Spieth announced he would return to the John Deere Classic for his last tuneup tournament before next week’s British Open.

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