Knee surgery limited Reavie in 2010 and he began the 2011 season on a major medical extension, where he had thirteen events to keep his Tour Card. Reavie did not earn enough to retain full tour privileges, but by merely making the cut at the 2011 Memorial Tournament (the final start of his exemption), he earned conditional status for the rest of 2011. Reavie still managed to play in 22 events, making 15 cuts, and placing high enough to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. His earnings of over one million dollars prior to the FedEx Cup secured his 2012 Tour Card. He nearly won for the first time in over three years at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship, but had encountered difficulties on the 18th hole, before losing to Webb Simpson on the second extra hole of a playoff. He would finish 10th in the 2011 FedEx Cup standings, 34th on the money list with $2,285,067, and an OWGR rank of 67th after ending 2010 762nd in the world.