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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Medinah’s new look on display for Illinois PGA

Aug 25 2015 | 8:02 pm - Although Mike Small has won the Illinois PGA Championship 11 times in the last 14 years, next week’s 93rd staging at Medinah’s No. 1 Course will be a little different, as Len Ziehm explains in this week's golf column.

There’s no stopping DeChambeau at U.S. Amateur

Aug 23 2015 | 8:48 pm - Rain delays, caddie changes, a bad tee shot at a critical moment. Nothing was going to keep Bryson DeChambeau from joining some of golf’s most elite company on Sunday.

Win by DeChambeau would put him in elite group

Aug 22 2015 | 9:26 pm - Win by DeChambeau would put him in elite group of golfers.

Four golfers remain at US Amateur

Aug 21 2015 | 6:14 pm - The 115th U.S. Amateur started with more than 7,000 entries world-wide, and 312 qualified for this week’s finals at Olympia Fields Country Club. Now only four players are left.

No-good day for Illinois players at U.S. Amateur

Aug 20 2015 | 11:14 pm - Illinois players at the U.S. Amateur in Olympia Fields didn't have a good day Thursday.

Two Illini golfers win in U.S. Amateur’s first round

Aug 19 2015 | 5:38 pm - Illinois coach Mike Small was delighted that four of his players were among the 312 qualifiers for this week’s 115th U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club. He was even more happy that two of them, Alex Burge and Thomas Detry, were among...

Burge, Cooke looking good at U.S. Amateur

Aug 18 2015 | 10:47 pm - Though it’s not official yet, Alex Burge and David Cooke most likely survived the 36-hole stroke play-portion of the 115th U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club and will be among the 64 qualifiers for the match-play portion of the event...

NU's Donald in contention for FedEx Cup playoffs

Aug 18 2015 | 10:50 pm - Former Northwestern star Luke Donald, once No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings, needs a good showing this week at the Wyndham Championship to secure a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Len Ziehm has more in his weekly golf column.

Day happy to finally win his first major

Aug 16 2015 | 10:48 pm - No longer is Jason Day the best golfer without a major championship. The 27-year-old Australian had been in the conversation for that dubious honor for several years, but he took himself out of it Sunday at Whistling Straits by winning the 97th PGA...

Olympia Fields hosting top golfers at U.S. Amateur this week

Aug 17 2015 | 10:00 am - The 115th U.S. Amateur begins a seven-day run on Monday at Olympia Fields Country Club. It’s the oldest American golf championship, one day older than the U.S. Open.

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