Fan greeted by Tiger at Masters dies

Shane Caldwell, a man who had a dream fulfilled by meeting Tiger Woods before the Masters earlier this month, died Monday.

He was 52.

After warming up on the driving range prior to the tournament's opening round, Woods briefly visited with the wheelchair-bound Caldwell, who was fighting stage 4 lung cancer.

The meeting began with the famous Tiger Woods smile and this greeting: "Are you Shane?"

Woods and Caldwell briefly chatted and Woods signed his golf glove and handed it to Caldwell. Woods wished Caldwell the best moving forward.

"It was pretty emotional," Caldwell told the Amarillo Globe-News.

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An avid golfer before becoming ill, the Columbia, S.C., resident long dreamed of meeting Woods.

His stepdaughter, Jordan Miller, put the possibility into action by working social media, and word eventually made it to the Tiger Woods Foundation and also Woods' girlfriend, Erica Herman, and the meeting was set up.

"She wanted to do everything she could for her stepdad to meet Tiger Woods," Renay Caldwell, wife of Shane, told the Globe-News. "She sent out tweets and she hounded everybody under God's creation. She is a full-time student and mother. She has spent every waking minute trying to get people to respond, tweeting ESPN and even one of the Bachelors."

Miller's efforts paid off -- she termed the idea as "a crazy dream" -- and that left her stepfather with a stellar day to remember, putting him "over the moon."

Not to mention scoring a pretty good memento with the golf glove, one that contained an inspirational message:

"Stay strong!!

Tiger Woods"

--Field Level Media