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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Ivanhoe Club to host Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship

Sep 30 2015 | 2:40 pm - Golf’s Web.com Tour is coming back to the Chicago suburbs.

Two unique events on tap for area golfers

Sep 29 2015 | 7:17 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm takes a closer look at two events on the October calendar: tThe U.S. FootGolf National Championship in Chicago, and the Speedgolf World Championship at The Glen Club in Glenview.

Zach Johnson could make it interesting in Atlanta

Sep 22 2015 | 6:09 pm - The Tour Championship, which tees off Thursday at East Lake in Atlanta, brings an end to the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season, and Zach Johnson is in an interesting position, writes golf columnist Len Ziehm.

Talk about a great Day in the sun

Sep 20 2015 | 7:28 pm - Jason Day led the $8.25 million BMW Championship wire to wire, but his victory — Day’s fourth in his last six starts — had more meaning. Not only did he stay atop the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, Day also took over the No. 1...

Jason Day coming to standstill, but still on top

Sep 19 2015 | 7:45 pm - Jason Day came to a standstill at the BMW Championship, but he still leads by 6 shots.

Even Spieth amazed by Day’s spectacular play

Sep 18 2015 | 6:55 pm - After watching Jason Day back up his 61 with a second-round 63 in the BMW Championship, even Jordan Spieth was in awe for the incredible start at Conway Farms: “Right now what Jason is doing on the course is something I haven’t watched...

Ziehm: Day, Spieth in control at BMW

Sep 17 2015 | 7:00 pm - Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are in control after Thursday produced a great first round at the BMW Championship — but it's not quite over.

Dream threesome ready for BMW Championship run

Sep 16 2015 | 11:20 pm - Conway Farms, the Lake Forest course hosting the BWM Championship, will feature a dream threesome teeing of at 11:53 a.m. Thursday and 12:59 p.m. on Friday. That’s when Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler begin their bids for the title...

Bill Murray draws crowd at BMW pro-am

Sep 16 2015 | 8:46 pm - Funniest thing about the Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am, the last tuneup for the PGA Tour stars competing in this week’s BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest. The player grabbing the most attention wasn’t one of the professional...

Ziehm: Furyk back at BMW where he hit a 59

Sep 15 2015 | 6:17 pm - After shooting a memorable 59 in 2013 at Conway Farms, Jim Furyk wasn’t thrilled to hear about the changes made to the Lake Forest course in preparation for this week’s BMW Championship.

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