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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Elgin’s Sainz takes Illinois Open in rousing fashion

Jul 27 2016 | 7:47 pm - Elgin’s Carlos Sainz Jr. had this year’s Illinois Open in hand from the get-go after owning a 4-shot lead to start the final round on Wednesday. That lead grew to as many as 6 strokes as he made birdies on four of the first six holes...

Sainz makes strong comeback in St. Charles

Jul 26 2016 | 9:25 pm - A 65 over the Royal Fox course in St. Charles propelled Carlos Sainz resident to a 4-stroke lead in the 67th playing of the biggest championship for state residents. He’ll go for the title in the final 18 of the 54-hole test on...

Prestigious Western Amateur returns with players from 20 countries competing

Jul 26 2016 | 4:05 pm - The 114th Western Amateur tees off next week, starting with practice rounds on Monday at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, and no tournament is as physically demanding as the Western Amateur. Len Ziehm looks at what makes it so special.

Heavens, Carroll share lead in Illinois Open

Jul 25 2016 | 10:19 pm - Christian Heavens and Brian Carroll shoot 66 to share lead at 67th Illinois Open.

Cooke looking to defend title at Illinois Open

Jul 24 2016 | 7:36 pm - The Illinois Open golf tournament begins Monday. David Cooke is set to defend his title against a field of 258 - including Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller.

Team USA wins International Crown

Jul 24 2016 | 7:32 pm - Team USA captured the UL International Crown on Sunday at the Merit Club.

Team USA stages comeback to advance to Sunday play at International Crown

Jul 23 2016 | 4:54 pm - Team USA won both its best ball matches against Japan on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s concluding singles competition of the UL International Crown at the Merit Club.

Team USA gets on the board at UL International Crown

Jul 22 2016 | 6:11 pm - Team USA bounced back from a disastrous first day at the UL International Crown on Friday, taking 3 points from Thailand.

Hardy makes history in amateur win at St. Charles

Jul 21 2016 | 9:02 pm - No golfer in the 86-year history of the Illinois State Amateur came close to doing what Northbrook’s Nick Hardy did this week at St. Charles Country Club. A 64-65 finish during Thursday’s concluding double round enabled Hardy to post a...

Illini golfer wins Illinois Women’s Open

Jul 20 2016 | 7:16 pm - Stevenson High School grad and University of Illinois junior Stephanie Miller won the Illinois Women’s Open on Wednesday at Mistwood in Romeoville.

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