Editorial

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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Here’s why you don’t want to miss UL International Crown

Jun 21 2016 | 3:26 pm - Area golf fans are going to have a rare chance this summer to attend a tournament unlike many others in the world of golf — match play. The UL Internationsl Crown will bring 32 of the top female golfers from around the world to the Merit Club...

Plenty of Chicago golf history behind 97th CDGA Amateur

Jun 21 2016 | 2:32 pm - Calumet Country Club will host the 97th Chicago District Golf Association Amateur on Monday, and golf columnist Len Ziehm offers some perspective on the tournament’s history and this year’s most likely contenders.

U.S. Open challenge awaits two Illini golfers

Jun 14 2016 | 4:14 pm - Brian Campbell, the top player on Illinois’ golf team in 2015, had some advice for former teammates Nick Hardy and Charlie Danielson as they prepare this week to play in the U.S. Open. Len Ziehm has more in this week’s golf column.

Rosters set for top 8 women’s golf teams in UL International Crown

Jun 13 2016 | 8:35 pm - The UL International Crown rosters are set for next month’s international team event at The Merit Club in Libertyville. The eight teams competing in the international women’s golf tournament July 22-24 in are: The Korean Republic,...

Ziehm: Homa comes from behind to take Rust-Oleum Championship

Jun 12 2016 | 6:57 pm - After a fall by leader Josh Teater, Max Homa took home the $600,000 Rust-Oleum Championship with 13-under-par 275.

Ziehm: Rust-Oleum is Teater’s to lose

Jun 11 2016 | 6:18 pm - Josh Teater holds a 3-stroke lead over Dan Woltman in the Rust-Oleum Championship. Woltman seems to be Teater’s only competition - no other golfer is within six shots of the leader.

Teater comes charging to take lead at Rust-Oleum

Jun 10 2016 | 8:01 pm - One great shot gave Josh Teater the momentum he needed on Friday at the One great shot gave Teater the momentum he needed on Friday at the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. Starting the day a shot behind leader Austin Cook, Teater came...

Cook out in front at Rust-Oleum after late-day surge

Jun 09 2016 | 11:22 pm - Austin Cook may have come the farthest in the shortest amount of time to play in the Rust-Oleum Championship, but it paid off in Thursday’s first round.

Illini sophomore Hardy joins field for Rust-Oleum championship

Jun 07 2016 | 1:05 pm - Nick Hardy, the University of Illinois sophomore from Northbrook who qualified for the U.S. Open, received a sponsor exemption to play in the Rust-Oleum Championship, the Web.com Tour tournament that begins its 72-hole run on Thursday at Ivanhoe...

Ziehm: Mediate cruises to improbable Senior PGA win

May 29 2016 | 8:02 pm - Winner Rocco Mediate posted the lowest 72-hole score in the Senior PGA Championship by a full 3 shots, the old record being set by Sam Snead in 1973.

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