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  • Mistwood ready for Illinois Women’s Open Jul 22, 2014 7:40 PM
    A sold-out Sunday Pro-Am will kick off the 20th staging of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood in Romeoville. Len Ziehm also provides a look at the upcoming International Crown.

     
  • Illinois Open to offer plenty of intrigue Jul 19, 2014 11:49 PM
    The 65th Illinois Open golf tournament will have a record nine past champions and a record 81 amateurs in its starting field.

     
  • British Open challenge just what Johnson craves Jul 15, 2014 4:28 PM
    Twenty-five players who competed in the John Deere Classic were on the tournament’s jet to the British Open on Sunday night, and golf columnist Len Ziehm says Zach Johnson figures to have the best chance of that group when the third major championship of the season tees off on Thursday at Royal Liverpool.

     
  • Tall order? Not for JDC champion Harman Jul 13, 2014 8:09 PM
    Local heroes Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker were in the hunt and the weather couldn’t have been better. That assured the John Deere Classic of its best year for attendance and revenue since tournament director Clair Peterson invited Michelle Wie to spice up the field eight years ago.

     
  • Zach Johnson’s 67 earns share of JDC lead Jul 11, 2014 7:56 PM
    The John Deere Classic isn’t Zach Johnson’s personal showcase. It just seems that way at times. Johnson gained a share of the first-round lead after shooting a 63 on Thursday. He added a 67 in Friday’s second round to hit the midway point in the tourney in a tie for the lead with William McGirt.

     
  • For Niebrugge, Stricker more than a mentor Jul 8, 2014 4:42 PM
    There’s an interesting combination in the field for this week’s John Deere Classic, the only PGA Tour event played in Illinois in 2014. Steve Stricker, who considers himself semiretired at age 47 because he plays only a limited tournament schedule, has long been a JDC mainstay. u.s. Amateur Public Links champ Jordan Niebrugge, meanwhile, will be one of the youngest players in the 156-man starting field. They both hail from Wisconsin.

     
  • Spieth ready to defend his lone PGA title Jul 1, 2014 5:08 PM
    Jordan Spieth earned his first PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic. Now he hopes to win the tournament again. Len Ziehm has more in this week's golf column.

     
  • Rave reviews for Medinah’s renovated Course No. 1 Jun 25, 2014 11:43 AM
    Medinah Country Club now has another course to rival its famed No. 3 layout, says Len Ziehm, who talks with members about the $6.5 million renovation to Course No. 1, which had six new holes created by architect Tom Doak and improvements made to 12 other holes.

     
  • These guys can (still) play Jun 18, 2014 6:44 PM
    Starting Friday, 81 pros will fight for a share of the $1.8 million purse for the Encompass Championship starting at North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Len Ziehm offers a look at 5 players to watch as the Champions Tour's best contend for the $270,000 first-place check.

     
  • Montgomerie heads impressive Encompass field Jun 17, 2014 4:35 PM
    This week’s second Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club has two major differences from the first staging as far as the 81-player field is concerned. Fred Couples, last year’s runner-up, won’t be here when play begins on Friday at the Glenview course, but Colin Montgomerie will. Though Couples is one of the most popular players on the Champions Tour, the tradeoff seems a fair one, as Len Ziehm explains in this week's golf column.

     
  • Family-man Streelman looks to get his game on track Jun 10, 2014 4:25 PM
    Winfield’s Kevin Streelman remains one of golf’s most promising up-and-coming players, but he’s not going into this week’s U.S. Open with any momentum. Chicago’s only homegrown PGA Tour player missed the cut in his last three tournaments. “It’s been a strange year golf-wise,” Streelman told golf columnist Len Ziehm, “but it’s been a wonderful year off the course thanks to Sophia (his daughter). The former Duke golfer talks with Ziehm about his family and the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday on the famed No. 2 course at Pinehurst, N.C.

     
  • College stars coming out for John Deere Classic Jun 4, 2014 10:11 PM
    Illinois’ only PGA Tour event of 2014 has thrived by appealing to young players, and director Clair Peterson saw no reason to change that approach when he announced his sponsor exemptions for the John Deere Classic this week. Peterson invited four of the best college stars to battle the PGA Tour players in the 44th staging of the $4.7 million tournament, which runs July 7-13 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, near the Quad Cities. Len Ziehm has more in his weekly golf column.

     
  • Area golfers spread out for U.S. Open qualifiers May 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    Lots of golfers with ties to Illinois are still in the mix to compete in the U.S. Open, which features 10 qualifying sectionals on Monday across the country. Len Ziehm has the latest in this week's golf column, including where Carlos Sainz Jr. of Elgin and Vince India of Deerfield are likely headed.

     
  • Montgomerie finds comfort zone on Champions Tour May 24, 2014 8:05 PM
    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he has yet to win a tournament in the United States. That could change Sunday when he takes a 1-shot lead over Germany’s Bernhard Langer into the final round of the 75th PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

     
  • Ailing Stadler hoping to defend Encompass title May 20, 2014 2:42 PM
    Chicago’s only pro tour stop of 2014, the Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club,, is less than a month away, and. defending champion Craig Stadler has some health issues that have sidelined him for most of this year. Len Ziehm has more

     
  • Malm’s 3-peat one for the books May 15, 2014 9:57 PM
    Curtis Malm had a chance to make some significant golf history on Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. The new head professional at White Eagle in Naperville won his third straight title in the 63rd Illinois PGA Match Play Championship at Kemper Lakes in Long Grove.

     
  • Rich Harvest welcomes NCAA men’s golf regional field May 13, 2014 3:02 PM
    While the International Crown won't arrive at Rich Harvest Farms until 2016, owner Jerry Rich has five other major events scheduled for his Sugar Grove golf course, including this weeks's men’s NCAA Central Regional. Len Ziehm has that and more in this week's golf column.

     
  • Deerfield’s India fires a sizzling 61 May 6, 2014 4:30 PM
    Deerfield product Vince India has been struggling as a rookie on the PGA’s satellite Web.com Tour this year, but he didn’t struggle on Monday in a local qualifier for the U.S. Open. The former University of Iowa golfer shot a 10-under-par 61 to earn medalist honors in a local qualifier at Waterlefe, in Sarasota, Fla. Len Ziehm also takes a look at Curtis Malm and his bid for a third striaght Illinois PGA Match Play title.I

     
  • 3 area golfers battle on Web.com Tour Apr 29, 2014 11:56 AM
    Golf columnist Len Ziehm checks out the Web.com Tour starts for three former suburban golf stars — Vince India (Deerfield), Andy Pope (Glen Ellyn) and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Elgin) — who are hoping to do well enough to play their way on to the big circuit in 2015.

     
  • Big Ten golf titles on the line this spring Apr 22, 2014 6:35 PM
    Illinois and Northwestern have become perennial contenders for the men’s and women’s golf titles in the Big Ten Conference, and that’ll again be the case when collegiate postseason play begins this weekend. The NU women shared last year’s Big Ten title and are the highest-ranked conference team (No. 12) in the national polls. Last year coach Emily Fletcher’s team shared the title with Purdue, giving NU its first Big Ten crown in women’s golf. This year’s team doesn’t have any seniors and will defend on a different course starting on Friday.

     
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