Why Apple, Like Tiger Woods, Will Return to Greatness

What do Tiger Woods and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) have in common? Given the recent struggles of both, more than you might think.

Tiger Woods and Apple are largely considered to be the best in the world at their respective crafts, but they've also dealt with significant setbacks recently. For Tiger, it was a golf career plagued by years by scandal and injury, sending what most considered to be the best player the game of golf has ever seen to as low as 58th in the Official World Golf Rankings. For Apple, it's a stock price under pressure from shrinking margins, heightened competition, and doubts around the company's ability to innovate over the long term.

But on Monday, after nearly 2.5 years sitting below No. 1, Tiger Woods regained his place atop the Official World Golf Rankings by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational. As bureau chief Brenton Flynn describes in the video below, this introduces some of the key similarities between the journey of Tiger Woods, and the journey Apple must take to regain investor support.

Needless to say, there's a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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  • Report this Comment On March 26, 2013, at 2:00 AM, badkat7 wrote:

    The prime difference here, is that Tiger Woods isn't dead.

  • Report this Comment On March 26, 2013, at 2:15 AM, deasystems wrote:

    The author and the headline are confusing AAPL and Apple. The latter never left greatness.

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