One of five former champions in this year’s field, Elder is the only golfer to win two Air Capital Classic titles. His victory in 1999 at Willowbend was the first of his professional career and propelled him to a four-year stint on the PGA Tour. Elder then posted a four-shot victory – the largest in tournament history – at Crestview in 2007 to become the seventh Web.com Tour player to win the same event multiple times. He regained his tour card for 2008. He is the tournament’s career earnings leader with $152,824 in 10 appearances.
Larry W. Smith/ The Wichita Eagle | Buy this photo
Brad Elder celebrates with caddy Rick Laundry after a birdie on No. 18 ton win the 2007 Wichita Open, his second victory in Wichita.