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  • ‘The Squeeze’ seeks its place among golf film classics Mar 24, 2015 1:30 PM
    Several top pro golfers ̶̶ Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson ̶̶ have good things to say about a new golf movie, “The Squeeze,” which opens nationally on April 17. If golf fans can’t wait, Len Ziehm recommends attending a March 30 fundraiser for the Illinois PGA Foundation at Bensenville Theater, 9 S. Center St., Bensenville.

     
  • Major expansion sey for Illinois Open golf Feb 27, 2015 6:01 PM
    The Illinois PGA, in an effort to stimulate more entries in its biggest annual tournament, announced major changes to the Illinois Open on Friday. For the first time, the finals in the 65-year-old tournament will be played at two sites – Royal Melbourne in Long Grove and Hawthorn Woods Country Club. The field will also be expanded, from 156 to 258 players and the qualifiers for the final round of the 54-hole event will grow from 50 plus ties to 70 plus ties.

     
  • Trevino, Graham highight Chicago Golf Show Feb 24, 2015 3:05 PM
    This weekend’s 32nd annual Chicago Golf Show will be highlighted by Lee Trevino’s two appearances on Saturday, but much more will be going on than that during the event’s three-day run at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Len Ziehm previews the annual event.

     
  • USGA gets behind first U.S. Women’s Senior Open Feb 8, 2015 5:03 PM
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  • Strong finish for Wheaton’s Streelman Oct 21, 2014 6:01 PM
    Chicago’s golf season may be in its final days as far as 2014 goes, but you wouldn’t know it by developments over the last few days. Len Ziehm takes a look at the PGA Tour, where Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman made a final-round charge in the Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Sunday. Ziehm also has the latest on the LPGA's International Crown event coming in 2016 to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

     
  • Will Elgin’s Sainz defend Chicago Open title? Oct 1, 2014 5:16 PM
    Carlos Sainz Jr. will be the focal point of the Chicago Open, the last big tournament of the local season — assuming he plays, that is. As Len Ziehm explains, Sainz, 28, is uncommitted as he waits to see if he'll start the PGA Tour season next week or defend his Chicago Open title.

     
  • Larson calls 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah ‘a lifetime event’ Sep 23, 2014 7:16 PM
    With the world golf spotlight is on Gleneagles in Scotland for the 40th Ryder Cup matches, Len Ziehm talks with Don Larson, chairman of the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah, about that epic week 2012, and what the future holds for the club.

     
  • Elgin’s Sainz Jr. earns PGA Tour card Sep 21, 2014 6:05 PM
    The Chicago area has a new member on the PGA Tour. Elgin’s Carlos Sainz Jr. earned playing privileges for the 2014-15 season after finishing in a tie for 31st place in the Web.com Tour Championship on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

     
  • Illini Invitational attracts top college teams Sep 9, 2014 5:03 PM
    A pair of talented college freshmen, Texas golferDoug Ghim of Arlington Heights and Illini golfer Nick Hardy of Northbrook, could have an impact during the Illini Invitational tourney at Olympia Fields this weekend.

     
  • Donald fails to make cut Sep 2, 2014 11:48 PM
    These are not the best of times for Luke Donald even though his last tournament round was a great one — a 67 to conclude the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday in Boston. “A nice round but a disappointing season on the PGA Tour,” the former Northwestern star and former world No. 1 said via Twitter. “Have never worked harder, so hopefully that was a glimpse of things to come.”

     
  • Hectic two weeks ahead for WGA staffers Aug 27, 2014 12:01 AM
    This may well be the busiest two weeks in the Western Golf Association’s 105-year history. The Hotel Fitness Championship tees off Thursday at Sycamore Hills in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the WGA’s biggest event follows with a Sept. 4-6 staging of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills in Denver.

     
  • NIU’s Jeray fighting to keep her LPGA card Aug 12, 2014 1:15 PM
    Nicole Jeray, Chicago’s only LPGA Tour player, needs one big tournament to give her career a boost. Len Ziehm has more in this week's golf column, which includes an update on a big week for Carlos Sainz Jr. on the Web.com Tour.

     
  • McIlroy shines through the darkness at PGA Aug 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    There was some confusion on the last hole, but that didn’t detract from another Rory McIlroy victory in the PGA Championship. As darkness fell in the tournament, McIlroy's game shined on.

     
  • Challengers aplenty for McIlroy at PGA Championship Aug 9, 2014 9:26 PM
    Rory McIlroy may be leading the PGA Championship at Valhalla, but he has more challengers in the final round than he's had in most of his previous victories.

     
  • Woods’ woes only get worse Aug 8, 2014 8:26 PM
    The 96th PGA Championship is only at the midway point, but its two weekend rounds will be lacking something. Tiger Woods won’t be around when the pursuit of front-running Rory McIlroy resumes on Saturday. Woods missed the cut after shooting his second straight 74 in Friday’s second round at Valhalla, and that could well mean the end to a dismal, injury-filled season for golf’s long-time No. 1 star. He still has a long way to go to recover from the back problems that bothered him all season and required surgery March 31. His 6-over-par 146 total at Valhalla was 5 strokes above the cut line to play the final 36 holes of the last major championship of 2014.

     
  • Furyk’s 66 puts him 1 shot off lead in PGA Aug 7, 2014 10:25 PM
    World No. 1 Rory McIlroy showed how solid his game is in the first round of the PGA Championship, bouncing back from two bad holes with five birdies in the last seven at Valhalla.

     
  • Trio of Illinois stars to compete for PGA Championship Aug 5, 2014 5:24 PM
    With the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky., beginning play on Thursday, Len Ziehm takes a look at the Illinois contingent in the year’s final major: Luke Donald, Steve Stricker and Kevin Streelman. He also points out why some the state's best who won't be there, and how close Curtis Malm of White Eagle in Naperville came to joining the pros there.

     
  • Rich Harvest excited about 2016 International Crown Aug 1, 2014 7:06 PM
    The LPGA expects the second International Crown, in July of 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, to be bigger than last week’s inaugural staging.

     
  • Western Amateur one tough test Jul 29, 2014 10:22 PM
    No tournament in golf, amateur or professional, requires as much to win as the Western Amateur. The Western Golf Association is conducting its annual golf marathon for the 112th time this week at Chicago’s Beverly Country Club, and Wednesday is an especially big day because it includes the largest cut of the event — from the starting field of 156 to the low 44 and ties.

     
  • 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.

     
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