In 2010, as a 16-year-old Rodriguez won the Austrian National Championship by beating Franz Thaler 5–0 in the final. Then, at the second event of Q School in January 2014 he stood one win away from joining the PDC but lost 5–3 to Gerwyn Price. However, after all four events had been played Rodriguez had done enough to finish ninth on the Q School Order of Merit and earn a two-year tour card. His first PDC major was the UK Open where he was knocked out 5–1 by Tony Randall in the first round.
Having appeared in the final of the 2014 PDC World Youth Championships and three PDC World Championships, young Austrian prospect, Rowby ‘Little-John’ Rodriguez is fast becoming a household name in the world of darts, especially having broken into the top 64 on the PDC Order of Merit in 2015, Rowby has also played alongside Mensur Suljovic representing Austria in the last four PDC World Cup of Darts.