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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Sweden’s Haglund added to KPMG field

Jun 23 2018 | 7:35 pm - Jenny Haglund of Sweden will join the LPGA stars in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship that begins its 72-hole run on Thursday.

Kemper Lakes ready to host world’s best golfers for KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Jun 20 2018 | 2:56 pm - Thousands of spectators are expected onsite at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer June 26-July 1 when the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship comes to the Chicago area for the second time in two years. Find out what to expect at the course.

Leaderboard up for grabs at next week’s KPMG Women’s PGA

Jun 19 2018 | 1:09 pm - Golf columnist Len Ziehm offers an early look at the key players lining up to challenge Kemper Lakes for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next week.

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship brings buzz of women’s golf to Kemper Lakes

Jun 19 2018 | 10:06 pm - As far as women’s golf is concerned there is only one tournament that can rival the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which is coming to Kemper Lakes in Kildeer from June 26 to July 1.

From tees to taps, Grand Rapids hopping as a golf/brewery hot spot

Jun 18 2018 | 1:16 pm - With more public golf courses than any state in the nation, Michigan has a lot to offer. And while the Grand Rapids area has plenty of great golf courses, it also has more than 80 breweries in the area. Golf columnist and travel writer Len Ziehm...

Ghim among local golfers awaiting U.S. Open challenge

Jun 12 2018 | 3:19 pm - Arlington Heights resident Doug Ghim will tee off Thursday in the U.S. Open, joining a two other players with Illinois connections. Len Ziehm has the details in this week’s golf column.

Wright tops Prugh in playoff to win Rust-Oleum Championship

Jun 10 2018 | 7:22 pm - Chase Wright, in what might be the last playing of the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club, rolled in a five-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Alex Prugh to win the $108,000 first-place prize.

Jones leads by 1 stroke at Rust-Oleum Championship

Jun 09 2018 | 9:19 pm - Kyle Jones is at 15-under-par 201 after his 68 on Saturday, putting him one swing ahead of Christian Bland and two ahead of both Justin Lower and Chase Wright at the Rust-Oleum Championship.

Weir makes charge at Rust-Oleum Championship

Jun 08 2018 | 8:02 pm - Mike Weir’s first round on Thursday was nothing special, a 1-under-par 71, but Weir climbed the leaderboard in a hurry on Friday after posting a 5-under 67. Weir’s 6-under 138 total left him 6 strokes behind leader Maverick McNealy...

Novak leads, but local players fare well in Rust-Oleum opener

Jun 07 2018 | 9:54 pm - Though not atop the leaderboard, four of the locals did get off to solid starts Thursday in the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. Elgin’s Carlos Sainz Jr. posted a 3-under-par 69 and Lake Forest’s Brad Hopfinger,...

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