Shane Caldwell, who fulfilled a dream of meeting Tiger Woods earlier this month at the Masters, died Monday after multiple bouts with cancer. He was 52.
Caldwell’s stepdaughter, Jordan Miller, gained national attention with her social media campaign to get Caldwell to Augusta National to meet Woods. That dream became a reality Thursday of tournament week, when Caldwell was greeted by Woods behind the practice area and offered a signed glove. Caldwell, from Columbia, S.C., also attended the tournament during the final round.
Caldwell had twice beaten colon cancer and was battling Stage 4 lung cancer. According to a report from The State (S.C.), Caldwell’s family was told two weeks ago that the cancer had become “too aggressive to fight,” and Caldwell opted to stop treatment rather than face further radiation. His oncologist reportedly told his wife he had two or three months to live, but Caldwell died just 13 days later.
My angel. Fly high, my sweet superman. 9/16/65-4/23/18 pic.twitter.com/qFpGt37elc
— Jordan Miller (@jordsierra27) April 24, 2018
According to the report, Caldwell was still showcasing the glove bearing Woods’ autograph up until the day he died.
“It gave him hope to see the love that was shown to him,” Miller said.