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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Couples, Daly are off to encouraging starts on Champions Tour

Feb 07 2017 | 6:45 pm - Fred Couples is healthy for a change, and John Daly is not only belting his tee shots further than last year, his drives are straighter, too. The tow Champion Tour star will compete at the Allianz Championship’s 54-hole run that begins on...

Ziehm: Highlights from the PGA Merchandise Show

Jan 27 2017 | 7:55 pm - The 64th staging of the PGA Merchandise Show ended its four-day run in Orlando with 40,000 industry members from 50 states and 19 countries getting their first look at the new products entering the marketplace. Len Ziehm has the highlights.

PGA facilities celebrating milestones

Jan 22 2017 | 6:16 pm - While the PGA celebrated its own milestones last year, two of its facilities are celebrating their own now.

Ziehm: The Loop named Best New Course of 2016

Jan 14 2017 | 8:38 pm - The Loop, Tom Doak’s 18-hole reversible course in Roscommon, Michigan, isn’t just something new. It’s also been declared something very good.

Suburban golf show season tees off this weekend

Jan 11 2017 | 3:55 pm - It may not seem like golf season outside, but the sport will soon be red hot indoors thanks to four consumer shows — three of them in the Chicago area — coming up over the next six weeks.

LPGA to host 2017 Senior Championship at French Lick Resort

Dec 13 2016 | 12:07 pm - The LPGA Tour has added a major championship to its 2017 schedule, with the first LPGA Senior Championship to be played July 10-12 at French Lick Resort in southern Indiana. The Monday-Wednesday tournament will follow a Symetra Tour event at French...

World Champion golfer has the speed to prove it

Oct 18 2016 | 6:09 pm - SpeedGolf, a sport created 14 years ago, combines a player’s golf score with his time covering 18 holes — and Jamie Young is good at it. So good that he’s now the world champion.

Ziehm: Medinah’s Ryder Cup experience set stage for Hazeltine

Sep 29 2016 | 6:49 pm - Whether the U.S. team — with the same captain, Davis Love III, returning — learned from the meltdown at Medinah won’t be determined until the matches begin on Friday. On the preparation side, however, the lessons from Medinah...

Arnie provided the passion for golf

Sep 26 2016 | 10:21 am - Arnold Palmer is gone. Where do I begin to tell you how impactful this is to golf — and to me personally?

As PGA season ends, Streelman joins Urlacher on TV series

Sep 13 2016 | 3:27 pm - While annother PGA Tour season ended for Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman and Luke Donald, the former Northwestern star, at Sunday’s BMW Championship, Streelman has something to look forward to: a new show on The Golf Channel with former...

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