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Tom Nieporte (born October 2, 1928) is an Americanmarker professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s.

Nieporte grew up in the Cincinnatimarker suburb of North College Hill, Ohiomarker. He attended the Ohio State Universitymarker and was a distinguished member of the golf team, winning the NCAA Championship in 1951. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1983.

Nieporte turned pro in 1953. He played full-time on the PGA Tour for five years, but like most professional golfers of his generation, he spent most of his career earning his living as a club pro. He won three PGA Tour events. The biggest win of his career came in 1967 at the Bob Hope Desert Classic; the Champions Trophy was presented to Nieporte by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bob Hope. His best finish in a major was T-5 at the 1964 PGA Championship.

He co-authored the book "Mind over Golf" with Donald Sauers.

Nieporte was the head pro at Piping Rock Club on Long Island from 1963–1978. From 1978 until his retirement in 2006, he was the head pro at Winged Foot Golf Clubmarker in Mamaroneck, New Yorkmarker, the site of five U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship.

Amateur wins



PGA Tour wins

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 Aug 23, 1959 Rubber City Open Invitational -13 (67-69-65-66=267) |3 strokes |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Bob Goalby]] |- |2 |Apr 3, 1960 |[[Azalea Open]] |-11 (64-68-72-73=277) |2 strokes |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Gay Brewer]] |- |3 |Feb 5, 1967 |[[Bob Hope Desert Classic]] |-11 (76-68-68-68-69=349) 1 stroke Doug Sanders


Other wins



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