The governing bodies for men's and women's golf announced the exemptions yesterday at Augusta National, adding a little extra incentive for the Olympic champions. The men's winner will be assured of a spot in the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championship in 2017.

The winner on the women's side will automatically qualify for their final major of 2016, the Evian Championship in September, and the first four majors the following year: ANA Inspiration, Women's PGA Championship, US Women's Open and Women's British Open.

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